Amazon has created a new way for customers to make purchases with just their palm.
The new hand recognition technology called “Amazon One” is currently available in two of its Amazon Go stores located in Seattle, Washington.
By holding their palm above the device, patrons can enter secure areas and pay for items without cash or credit card.
The amount of personal information that the company will receive from the scans is an important concern with this latest development in cashless payments.
Like fingerprints, every palm is unique, and Amazon contends the data will be secured, stored in a special cloud created by Amazon and that customers can wipe out their Amazon One-related hand data at any time.
The company expects to roll out the system in other Amazon stores in the months ahead including Whole Foods grocery stores, which it owns.
“It’s contactless, which we think customers will appreciate, especially in current times,” says Dilip Kumar, Amazon’s vice president of Physical Retail and Technology.
CBN News previously reported that Amazon was working on a way to link credit card information to your palm print. Now it’s a reality. Amazon One appears to be just the latest option in the ever-expanding business of biometric scanning and microchip implanting.