High Accuracy Finger Vein Authentication Technology “” by Sony
Well simply put “mofiria” delivers the same vein authentication technology that Fujitsu’s “Palm Secure” does with a slightly different approach. In 2006 Fujitsu’s “Palm Secure” offered a highly secure alternative to scanning the fingerprint method offering technology capable of scanning patterns of veins running through the palm of the hand while monitoring the blood flow in your vein with false rejection rate of 0.01% and a false acceptance rate of less than 0.00008 % far better than what biometric finger scanners were offering then. According to Sony’s announcement “mofiria” offers a compact size which makes it easy to mount it on mobile deices and it achieve a higher accuracy on personal identification through finger vein patterns. It uses infrared LEDs to light up your vein which then CMOS sensor capture the finger vein patterns through this before going ahead with authentication process. The result for “mofiria” is slightly worst than Fujitsu’s “Palm Secure” offering less than 0.1% for the FRR (False Rejection Rate), less than 0.0001% for the FAR (False Acceptance Rate). It offers a 0.015 sec processing time for identification based on Intel CPU 2.8GHz and 0.25 sec based on ARM9 150MHz. Sony is planning to commercialize “mofiria” within 2009 with application target such as mobile devices, gateway security systems and solution services. I suppose the fast processing time and compactness play a role in its implementation into the mobile devices especially smart phones where are being used as an alternative to your valet, this is certainly a familiar ground for Sony for implementation of “mofiria”.