When we talk about “digital cameras”, most of us think at compact or reflex cameras or camera phones. But there are other digital imaging applications.
For instance, the largest market for digital cameras is the optical mouse market. And it’s not the only one: when we land in the US and get to the security check at the airport’s custom office, our fingerprints are scanned by custom officers.
Many laptop computers and PDAs feature a fingerprint scanner to turn on the device or access the information.
DCViews reports that Sony has presented a finger vein authentication technology called “mofiria”. The system features a CMOS sensor for fingerprint scanning and an infrared LED for vein pattern recognition.
The vein pattern is quickly and accurately extracted from the captured finger vein image without a fixed finger position, which makes it possible to promote this technology for mobile devices.