iProov has announced the launch of its Palm Verifier product, providing an alternative to fingerprints.

The biometric authentication technology company has created the option to verify security on personal devices using a person’s palm print.

Users hover their palm above their device and Palm Verifier will authenticate them in under 5 seconds, making a hygenic and fast way to unlock a mobile device.

It can be used to authentic transactions, access personal data and use remote ATMs, but unlike faces, palm prints are not shared on social media or stored in government records so do not provide traceable clues back to the identity of the user.

Palm Verifier

Andrew Bud, founder and CEO of iProov, said: “Our mission is to create a safe and secure digital environment, in which users feel protected and organisations can trust in the genuine presence of their remote customer.

"Palm authentication is an exciting new way to establish trust in digital interaction and support diverse user preferences.

“Palm Verifier is more than just a great technology innovation, it provides customers with more freedom to choose their method of authentication whilst assuring the genuine presence of their online identity.

Founded in 2011, the company originally began with facial verification technology, which has since been used by banks and governments around the world.

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