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Apple working on biometric identification beyond Touch ID and Face ID

September 12, 2019


Apple has recently filed for a patent detailing aspects of its innovation in the field. Instead of using a hand-shape for a user to authenticate with, long seen in movies and television, Apple is proposing something similar to Touch ID on the iPhone or iPad, where different aspects of the palm’s vein geometries are mapped and orientation is determined in real-time.

Patent 20190278973, filed in January, discusses Apple’s approach. Similar to its patent on a screen-embedded biometric detectors, Apple is suggesting that a screen have multiple layers with the substrate, a photodiode layer, and a field of view layer above the photodiode.

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