[CONTEST] Security running through your veins with Fujitsu PalmSecure™

Every day we read in the news about email accounts being  hacked, sensitive data being leaked (from celebrity nude photos to government data), and credit card data are being stolen. Even we or our friends and family could have been victims of such criminal actions. These numerous occurrences and increasing security issues worldwide clearly indicate the demand for enhanced security wherever IT is used.

Since 2010 I have been a Fujitsu Insider -a blogger and brand ambassador- participating in interesting international campaigns. During these 4 years, I had the pleasure of reviewing state-of-the-art devices, attending IT events and meeting influential people from all over the world. I continue to be amazed by the innovative of Fujitsu and its continuous efforts to be ICT pioneers by creating solutions for a better and safer future for a human-centric society.

On September 1 this year, Fujitsu launched the Innovation Idea Contest, an open international idea contest about use cases for Fujitsu’s PalmSecure™ technology.  The sensor detects the pattern of the flowing blood in the palm of your hand with infrared light. This pattern is extremely unique and therefore palm vein recognition accuracy is much more reliable than other biometric technologies such as voice pattern, face recognition, fingerprint sensor, signature, iris/retina, finger vein. The graph below indicates the accuracy of the palm vein recognition accuracy in comparison to other biometric technologies.

In 2014 and in the years to come biometric authentication is one of the most secure ways to  tackle these problems, especially if used alongside passwords or PINs (so-called multifactor authentication). Within this field, Fujitsu PalmSecure™ palm vein sensor technology is unique.

Fujitsu Palm Secure Technology

The Innovation Idea Contest ends today on October 20 so if you didn’t have time to register and submit your own idea (a few hours left, though!), you could read all submitted innovative ideas here! You can also submit your own idea in any field of your interest Government, Financial, Enterprise, Automotive, Retail, Industry 4.0, Energy or any other field you operate in.

The Fujitsu PalmSecure™ Innovation Contest is looking for innovative ideas and concepts as well as answers to the following questions:

– What are the application areas for a match-on-device system with FUJITSU PalmSecure™ technology?
– Which use cases can you imagine in the fields such as government, finance, enterprise, automotive, retail or others for this technology?
– How can the device appear in the different usage scenarios? Where can the FUJITSU PalmSecure™ sensor technology be applied in general?

The Jury that will evaluate all submitted ideas consists of Fujitsu experts and masterminds of technology, security, marketing and sales: Dr. Joseph Reger (CTO, Fujitsu EMEIA), Rupert Lehner (Senior Vice President Sales Germany), Thomas Bengs (Director, Head of Security Solutions, Solution Business Group), Rolf Kleinwächter (Head of Innovations), Stefan Schubert (Marketing Director – Global Marketing for Security, Networks and Operations).

The prizes for the top 3 ideas are

  1. First winner: FUJITSU LIFEBOOK U904 with PalmSecure™ sensor
  2. Second winner: FUJITSU LIFEBOOK U574 Ultrabook™
  3. Third winner: FUJITSU STYLISTIC M702 semi-ruggedized tablet PC

Get inspired by the innovative ideas of other or submit your own! Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners. Their idea might be the next best thing that will make your life easier, safer and better!

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