The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank Uses a Palm Scanning ATM for Accessing Accounts

By: Sarah Moore - Published: • References: dailymail and gizmag
The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in Japan is in the process of rolling out a palm scanning ATM that eliminates the need for cards.

Clients will be authenticated using only their palm print, four-digit PIN number and birthday rather than the traditional plastic bankcard.

The new cash machines will have biometric sensors installed in them, which will identify a person based on comparing their palm to the information stored on file. This is a bonus for anyone worried about losing their card.

The technology was developed in response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, as a large quantity of people lost all of their personal identification and were unable to access their bank accounts. This is a great way to move into the future.