While stuck in a painfully slow supermarket line Fredrik Leifland, a student at Lund University, wondered if vein scanning technology could be used as part of a payment system. Every individual’s vein pattern is completely unique, so there really is no way of committing fraud with this system, you just need your hand scanned for a payment to go through. So far 15 stores and restaurants and 1,600 people have adopted the futuristic technology.
While it sounds like pure science fiction, Frederik’s system could alleviate some of the most day-to-day tedium we endure. Is vein scanning right behind mobile wallet? #MarsTalk