The Campus Palmprint Payment system, based on technology developed by WeChat Pay and Wecard, was launched in Tingshan Canteen, Shenzhen University on May 30th.
“The payment was completed as soon as we had our palms scanned,” many SZU students were impressed by the palmprint recognition machine, “It’s more convenient than mobile payment. We no longer need to feel panic when forgetting to bring our campus cards to the canteen.”
Compared to face-recognition payment, palmprint payment features higher efficiency and more flexibility. The palms of users can be recognized by the machine within averagely 0.3 seconds, given users a pleasant experience. The contactless payment system is also more hygienic than fingerprint payment.
The debut of Campus Palmprint Payment system is part of the SZU Smart Campus Implementation initiatives. Having introduced Wecard to the campus in 2019, SZU became one of the first universities to issue virtual campus cards. Currently, the virtual campus card services have recorded an over 95% usage rate and is used daily by over 250,000 people in multiple venues such as canteens, Liyuan buses, the university clinic, and university entrances.