Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, will have their palms scanned to capture the test-taker’s unique “palm vein pattern.”
The palm-scanning device captures an image of the blood coursing through test-takers’ veins. Each person has a unique “palm-vein” image. A student whom a business school official suspects of acting fraudulently could be asked to have their palm scanned, and that image could be checked against the image the student provided for the GMAT, according to David Wilson, president of the Graduate Management Admission Council.
The PalmSecure device is already in use by healthcare organizations, government agencies, financial institutions and other global enterprises.
The Fujitsu “PalmSecure” will be available at 16 testing centers in India and Korea for GMAT candidates. It goes live in the U.S. this fall, and when fully deployed will be used in 400 facilities in 107 countries by May 2009.