Amazon is reportedly developing checkout terminals that will allow shoppers to pay by scanning the palms of their hands.
That’s according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the matter.
Amazon is developing the terminals, which link credit and debit cards to consumers’ hands, for use in coffee shops, quick-service restaurants and other locations that “do lots of repeat business,” per the WSJ.
The platform is said to be working with Visa to test the technology and is in discussions with Mastercard.
A patent application dated Dec. 26, 2019 from Amazon Technologies, the company’s Mumbai-based electronic manufacturing arm, for a “non-contact biometric identification system” describes a hand scanner that can capture images of users’ palms with wrinkles and “deeper characteristics” like veins.
The document suggests applications in stores, libraries, hospitals and offices, and notes that it can be used in conjunction with point-of-sale devices.
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