updated 11:15 am EST, Tue December 1, 2009
Sony mofiria vein reader smallest in the industry
Sony in Japan on Tuesday introduced the smallest USB biometric scanner for reading users' finger vein patterns, the FVA-U1. Sony calls the technology mofiria and maintains it is more accurate and secure than fingerprint readers as it relies on unique blood vein patterns inside a user's finger. The FVA-U1 attaches to PCs using a USB 2.0 connection and is the market's smallest and lightest.
Mofiria uses a CMOS sensor that reads scattered light through the finger that originates from a near-infrared LED light. The FVA-U1 will begin shipping in Japan on December 18th, though pricing hasn't been announced. [via Akihabara]