Japanese bank to get palm-scanning ATMs

Biometric technology will mean users can get cash with a hand scan, not a card

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Japanese bank to get palm-scanning ATMs The ATMs use palm scanning technology from Fujitsu.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 12, 2012

Japan's Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is set to be the first in the world to offer a cardless ATM that uses palm scanning technology.

The bank has said that it will roll out cash machines that do not require the user to use their bank card, the Register reports.

The machine will run on Fujitsu palm-scanning biometric technology, which recognises the unique pattern of veins in a palm. Bank customers will just need to scan their hand to get cash and access account details.

The bank says it plans to roll out the technology to ten branches from September.

1988 days ago
Hoshedar Cooper

This could be potentially dangerous when old, infirm, women,etc could be physically coerced to withdrawing their money without the need for any card. Further this would mean that the account holder would have to go personally to the ATM to withdraw funds which again could be a problem with the weak and infirm. I am sure these issues are being addressed.

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