Manchester Biometric Vein ID System
Mayor Andy Burnham teams up with Manchester business leaders to launch a biometric working group.
23:43 16 December 2020
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is exploring the potential use of a new vein ID biometric technology with business leaders. The new technology is believed to improve the region's education, transport and healthcare services.
The biometric working group will be chaired by Mike Blackburn OBE, director of The Growth Company and Marketing Manchester. The group will be tasked to examine how vein patterns can be used to develop a technology that will provide secure, identity-enabled transactions.
Mayor Burnham said: “There’s real promise for biometric technology to positively impact the way we live, work and move around the city.
"The working group will determine how best to integrate FinGo into Greater Manchester’s public services, particularly in connecting young people to the transport and education services they use every day.
"It’s something we’re very excited to explore and there’s an opportunity here for Greater Manchester to pave the way forward to be the first region to embrace Vein ID city-wide.”
Mike Blackburn OBE, chair of the working group, said: “By getting the right people around the table, across our education, science and transport networks, the working group is keen to assess how this innovative technology could be mapped out across Greater Manchester.
"This is a solution that should be shaped for our communities and in line with their needs, in GMCA’s drive to improve how we live, work and play post-pandemic.”