Select retailers in New Jersey are in a beta program for the next three to six months. Mass production of the devices is set to roll out in the spring.
The technology actually scans palm vein patterns underneath the skin. The company claims it is more secure than fingerprints because there are no traces for someone to replicate and the scanning requires blood flow for a proper read.The company actually addresses the issue of the security involving a severed hand. The company states in its frequently asked questions: "Firstly we hope that this will never happen. However, even if someone, somehow, got away with sneaking a chopped off hand into any store, they wouldn’t be able to use it at check-out due to a lack of blood flow in the severed hand. "Pulse Wallet says it can also function like a normal credit swiping system if users or merchants choose to opt-out on registering a their biometric profile.
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