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Palm Vein Biometric Identification Prototype

Yaroslav Ryabov and Denis Broydo of BC Portal, Inc. in the U.S. propose to develop cell phones as biometric identification devices which use the phone camera to take and analyze near-infrared images of hand palms. The unique vein patterns found in the palm can be used by health workers in remote areas to identify individuals and maintain health records for these underserved populations.

More information about Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Conditions (Round 6)

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