DeepBlue Technology has revealed its new self-serve vending solution, which uses palm vein recognition to distinguish between different consumers.
The China-based company has incorporated computer vision to recognise goods within a vending machine, meaning customers can simply pick out a product and be charged instantly.
Jason Zhou, vice president of DeepBlue Technology’s international business department, told Jules Scully at Venditalia 2018 that the machine can help retailers reduce costs and increase profit.
One of the company’s clients said that if they have three DeepBlue vending machines together, they can “reach 70% revenue of a traditional convenience store, but the set-up cost is only one-tenth”.
The palm vein recognition uses a scanning technology to capture vein images in a user’s hand, which is encrypted with an algorithm to then become a unique personal ID.
“This technology so far is the worldwide number one safest way for payment solutions,” Jason added.
“This is not just a vending machine; it is between a vending machine and a convenience store. It can increase people’s shopping experience.”
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