A supermarket at the London University was the first in the world to provide the opportunity to pay for purchases with a fingerprint. It's about the Costcutter store in Brunel University, where they have installed terminals that can read a unique pattern of blood vessels on the fingers of customers. The company Sthaler, which implements the Fingopay payment system with the help of fingerprints, intends to develop the project and is negotiating with several large retailers. And as an example of successful cooperation, Supermarket Costcutter is demonstrated.
Supermarket, where you can pay for goods with your fingertip
The technology itself works on the principle of scanning the pattern of blood vessels on people's fingers. Then the system "binds" these biometric data to the payment card. The pattern reader is able to identify the buyer, even if the finger is in the mud or cut. The management of the company explains that in the future such technology will save people from necessity to carry a bunch of payment cards, and reading fingerprints is one of the most reliable technologies for data protection.