Who doesn’t love a good Samsung patent filing? This time, Samsung’s flirting with the idea of a smartwatch that can recognize you by your veins.
That sounds crazy, right? Apparently, it’s totally plausible. Originally discovered by Fast Company, the patent filing describes technology that works similarly to a fingerprint scanner in a smartphone. Only instead of your fingertip, the watch takes a picture of your “vein structure and characteristics,” and stores that in its database. Then, any time you have to authenticate, it’ll ensure your veins match the initial imprint.