Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Sony intros Mofiria vein authentication tech

updated 04:40 pm EST, Mon February 2, 2009

Sony Mofiria security tech

Taking user authentication to the next level, Sony on Monday has introduced a new type of technology with its finger vein authentication called mofiria. Sony claims the new tech offers greater accuracy and resistance to forgery as it relies on finger vein patterns that are inside a user's body. Mofiria relies on a CMOS sensor that reads scattered light through the finger that originates from a near-infrared LED light. The mofiria sensor can be made small enough to fit on notebook computers and mobile devices.

Users' finger vein patterns do not change over the years and can thus be used to verify a person's identity. The captured image of the vein pattern is compressed into one-tenth the original and stored in memory, making it possible for the data to be stored on a mobile device. The position of the finger is also more forgiving, as it is automatically corrected at the same time as its being read. Sony claims a False Rejection Rate of less than 0.1 percent and under 0.0001 percent for False Acceptance Rate accuracy standards. Speeds are said to be 0.015 seconds when using a PC's CPU and 0.25 seconds on a mobile phone's CPU.

Sony wasn't specific on when the technology will be available, saying only that it plans to commercialize mofiria in the 2009 fiscal year, incorporating it into mobile electronics, gateway security systems and solution services.








By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News