The PalmSecure technology for biometric palm vein recognition is already counting as one of the most advanced and secured biometric authentication methods worldwide. With the new PalmSecure ID Match device, Fujitsu adds a new dimension of security to badges and cards and from now on as well to smartphones. As first multifactor device using palm vein technology, the ID Match enables a highly secured two-factor authentication by carrying the biometric identity token on a card and no longer on a central database. With this Fujitsu answers the legal and market requirement to prevent unauthorized access/hack of personal biometric data .
At #FujitsuForum 2015 a new smartphone-based ID Match solution is shown for the first time outside Europe. Thereby the biometric palm vein template is stored in a secured app on the smartphone, while the ID Match is doing the verification directly in the device. The two devices communicate via Bluetooth or other networks. If the records match, the PalmVein unit (which can be static) will allow, for example, a door or a personal workstation to be unlocked.
This innovative and brand new development can be imagined to be used in Retail, Banking or Entertainment for payment transactions, physical access control or loyalty card programs. However, there are endless possibilities imaginable for those kinds of use cases and we are very excited about what is still coming up.
Risk of exposure to a sophisticated cyber-attack is increasing as they are designed to exploit the psychological vulnerabilities of targeted users. It is important to quickly identify users most at risk and develop protective security measures tailored to the individual or organization.
In an industry first Fujitsu has developed technology that makes use of social-psychology knowledge and identifies users at risk of cyber-attacks based on the ways they use their computers.
You can see this solution live at the #FujitsuForum Tokyo or read the full details here
Smart mobility, an emerging need for modern cities
Growing urbanization is creating considerable challenges in terms of mobility. According to a United Nations survey it is predicted that by 2050 about 64% of the developing world and 86% of the developed world will be urbanized.
Fujitsu Intelligent Society Solution Smart Mobility SPATIOWL
Here at the #FujitsuForum, Fujitsu is demonstrating SPATIOWL, a Big Data solution for real-time location data analytics.
The SPATIOWL name is derived from the prefix “Spatio” meaning “space”, combined with “OWL” – an ancient symbol of wisdom. It designates a service for the integrated management of many types of transportation-related data using Big Data analytics and Cloud Computing technology.
SPATIOWL brings an innovative solution for the transportation sector. The solution allows for the capture of vast amounts of location data, its aggregation from different sources and the use of analytics for generating decision-support information. This provides new capabilities for public transportation operators and urban city traffic management to enhance services to passengers and create new business opportunities.
You can read more about urban mobility in the Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision
Fujitsu’s approach to safety & prediction business is to develop a system that can recognize a vehicle’s surroundings and at the same time prevent accidents occurring due to a “driver’s blind spot”.
Fujitsu is developing a technology that enables smartphones and vehicles to communicate with each other. Such technology can send a warning notice to drivers when unexpected traffic jams occur within a city.
On the one hand, the solution can reduce the driver’s blind spots by measuring the distances to objects and by visualizing the surroundings in 3D.
Combining such 3D surround view monitoring and object detection can also reduce the number of accidents caused by inattentive driving. For instance, approaching objects that a driver does not see can be displayed.
The driver can also detect in real-time the position of pedestrians and cyclists via a smartphone or a cell phone. Our system also detects blind spots and unexpected sudden movement and sends a warning. The aim is to prevent traffic accidents and reduce near-misses.
A first demonstration of this solution can be seen here at the #FujitsuForum Tokyo.
Here at the #FujitsuForum we are showcasing a technology that modulates the color of light emitted by LED lights in such a way as to be undetectable to the human eye, but that can still embed ID data in the light that is cast on an object.
This technology enables ID data to be embedded in an object that has been illuminated, where it can then be captured by simply pointing at the object with a smartphone, for example. The smartphone can then capture the data corresponding to the ID.
This could be used as part of the following services:
- Providing product information just by pointing a smartphone at the product, and in the future, it may even be possible to handle automated payment and delivery.
- Streaming a briefing video just by pointing a smartphone at an exhibit in a museum.
- Just by pointing a smartphone at a performer on stage you can download the song the performer is singing.
- Displaying detailed information or commentary in the user’s native language just by pointing a smartphone at a historical building or plaque at a tourist resort.
In addition, this technology is not limited to LED lighting, it could also be used with projectors.