the world’s Largest online retailer – Amazon – is developing a system that will link the credit card to the individual pattern of the palm and use the hand scan to make purchases in stores.
this writes The Wall Street Journal, citing sources. Although the implementation of the project is still in the initial stages, the tech giant is already testing the terminals for payment via contactless scan of the palm in conjunction with Visa. Discussion is also underway with Mastercard, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Synchrony Financial.
Earlier, Amazon has already registered a patent application, which describes a “non-contact biometric identification system” that uses the scanner to produce an image of the palm of the person. The resulting data can be stored in the cloud and used for analysis of consumer behavior, notes The Wall Street Journal.
Amazon is working on another project designed to transform the process of shopping offline. Thus, the company already is testing several outlets without banks and merchants. There products are added to the receipt automatically when they are put in the basket, and the total amount debited from the account of the buyer at the exit of the store.
Earlier it was reported that Amazon are developing a device that can recognize human emotions. The company is also experimenting with creating three-dimensional scans of the bodies of the users, luring volunteers with gifts.