Thursday, September 13th 2007

Fujitsu Introduces the First Mouse With a Palm Scanner

Most security scanners rely on reading fingerprints for biometric security. However, Fujitsu's new PalmSecure mouse has gone in a different direction and instead reads the vein patterns on the palms of users hands. Users can now casually place their hand on the mouse and unlock their workstation.

No official price or release date has been set for the PalmSecure mouse, however, it should be available soon and will come in gray, black, and white.Source: The Guru of 3D
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14 Comments on Fujitsu Introduces the First Mouse With a Palm Scanner

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
That is quite clever... good for large businesses.
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#2
effmaster
Indeed this should work much better than the mice with built in fingerprint scanners on them;);)

Also can't help but wonder will this mouse be wireless?
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#3
Darkrealms
I like the idea, would work great for the rooms people are constantly in and out of. One minute lock out and just grab the mouse to unlock.
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#4
xylomn
good idea... fingerprint scanners get grubby very quickly, wonder how effective this will be in a high traffic area
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
alot simpler than typing in a damn password you forget!!!!
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#6
Casheti
What if you cut your hand... then you're screwed.
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#7
effmaster
Casheti said:
What if you cut your hand... then you're screwed.
I cut part of my finger off once while at work with Publix (I work in the Deli so im constantly cutting meat for folks on the meat slicer:laugh::laugh::laugh:) I wonder if that would have any effect on me.

Granted my finger has completely fgrown back and such but still it does make one wonder what would have happened if the said persons pointer finger had a bandage on it:twitch::twitch:
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#8
Ravenas
effmaster said:
I cut part of my finger off once while at work with Publix (I work in the Deli so im constantly cutting meat for folks on the meat slicer:laugh::laugh::laugh:) I wonder if that would have any effect on me.

Granted my finger has completely fgrown back and such but still it does make one wonder what would have happened if the said persons pointer finger had a bandage on it:twitch::twitch:
In this situation I think this mouse would be more favorable than the fingerprint mouse. It's reading vein patterns on your palm, so therefore it doesn't need your point finger (while the finger print scanner would).
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#9
effmaster
Ravenas said:
In this situation I think this mouse would be more favorable than the fingerprint mouse. It's reading vein patterns on your palm, so therefore it doesn't need your point finger (while the finger print scanner would).
but doesnt it have to register your whole hand print (including fingerprints) or am i misunderstanding this mouses feature?
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#10
kakazza
effmaster said:
Indeed this should work much better than the mice with built in fingerprint scanners on them;);)

Also can't help but wonder will this mouse be wireless?
Wouldn't making it wireless make it vulnerable to sniffing?
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#11
effmaster
kakazza said:
Wouldn't making it wireless make it vulnerable to sniffing?
sniffing? :confused::confused::confused:
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#12
mandelore
wewt! peeps can steal ur identity while u surf the internet :p
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Polaris573
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effmaster said:
but doesnt it have to register your whole hand print (including fingerprints) or am i misunderstanding this mouses feature?
No fingerprints or surface features. It scans the vein patterns of your palm, which are below your skin.
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effmaster
Polaris573 said:
No, fingerprints or surface features. It scans the vein patterns of your palm, which are below your skin.
Oh the red and blue lines you cans see under your palm sometimes I see thanks very much:D:D:o:o:o
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