Some Whole Foods locations received a new payment method informed by Amazon -- the 'Orville system' incorporate high-tech sensors so that consumers can pay for their products with their hand ID. The sensors come from a variety of angles to scan fingerprints and do not require consumers to physically touch the scanning surface.
It functions from a computer vision mixed with depth geometry to detect and identify the size and shape of the hand before charging the associated credit card. Whole Foods has worked in partnership with Amazon Prime before and the latest implementation allows customers to connect the Orville system with their Amazon Prime accounts to check out with their hands linked to credit or debit cards.
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