Finger vein authentication, introduced widely used in Japan, is claimed to be the fastest and most secure biometric method.Finger vein authentication works by utilizing the vein patterns in one's fingers to verify the identity of individuals. When one's finger is placed on the vein authentication device, the vein patterns are scanned and recorded onto an IC card, and then matched with the records in a database to confirm the identity of an individual. Unlike fingerprinting and other forms of biometrics where the biological information being scanned is on the exterior of the body, finger vein authentication scans information on the interior of the body and therefore makes falsification extremely difficult. Finger vein authentication thus serves as a highly secure form of personal authentication.
|Biometric Information||Authentication Method||Security||User Resistance||Cost||Privacy||Size of Device|
|Finger Vein||Uses finger vein patterns||High||Low||Medium||Very Private||Small to Medium|
|Palm Vein||Uses palm vein patterns||High||Low||Medium||Very Private||Medium|
|Fingerprint||Uses distinguishing points of a fingerprint||Medium||High||Low||No Privacy||Small|
|Facial Contours||Uses facial contours, location and shape of eyes and nose||Low||Low||Medium||No Privacy||Medium to Large|
|Iris||Uses the pattern of radial features of the iris||High||High||Medium to High||Medium Privacy||Large|