Apple Face ID veins

Apple Face ID may display a user’s veins in the near future


Recently, New Apple Patent reveals that Apple Face ID may Display a User’s Veins in their upcoming Face ID technology. In the patent, the system works by generating a three-dimensional map of the user’s veins using a sub-epidermal imaging technique with an infrared sensor in a camera.

Apple is bringing more innovation in smartphones as they are working to improve their security more and more. Apple is obviously considering improving the Face ID and other visual biometric security systems.

This step is to remove any changes from people with a similar appearance and structured face problem (or a possible twin problem). The company will do this by matching the unique patterns of the veins that are found under the skin.


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While biometric systems like Face ID or Touch ID are great tools for quickly accessing your smartphone, they also have some problems. There are many reported cases of false positives, albeit in isolated cases. In other words, there is a chance that someone will have a similar facial structure. But it is also possible for loyal people with malicious intent to create elaborate masks to trick the system. Although this is again extremely unlikely.


This is where the new feature comes in. Mapping the veins under the skin is not something that can be easily replicated. Even similar users will have unique biological wiring. Apple’s new patent was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this week, allowing the system to be disclosed.


In addition, the sensor will capture patterns of flooding and infrared light spots on users’ faces. This technique is very similar to how Face ID currently works using infrared light, although the newer technique focuses on the veins inside. While this may just be the company’s attempt to cover all bases, a smartphone may be capable enough of this feat in the near future.


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