The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, one of Japan's top four banks, plans to introduce a biometric reading system for its ATMs that can identify customers from the pattern of the veins in their hands.
The bank will start upgrading its ATMs later this year with the
technology, which it said will go a long way to beating the problem of cash machine fraud.
The new system has an infra-red sensor which reads, without contact, the pattern of veins in a customer's palm as they insert the ATM card.
The bank refused further details of the technology, or who is
supplying the hardware, for what will be Japan's first use of
biometrics at ATMs.