An ATM for the illiterate uses your fingerprint as your PIN

Using an ATM is pretty straightforward for most of us. But what about people who are semi-literate or illiterate? That makes things a lot harder. A new ATM is looking to change that.

As banks are looking to expand ATM machines into developing nations where universal literacy can't be assumed, an ATM that doesn't require reading skills is needed. NRC Corp's fits the bill. Identifying people using a biometric fingerprint scanner and then letting them select their quantity of money with color-coded, pre-set cash buttons, it removes barriers that traditional ATMs have.

They're hoping to test the ATMs out in the States before installing them in places like rural China and India within a year.

Scientific American via Gizmodo

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