Dispensions biometric opioid vending machines ready for Canada-wide-roll-out
The device was used in the MySafe project pilot, the first to involve Opioid Dispensing Kiosks and to use biometric palm vein scanning technology to verify a registered user’s identity. Once the user is authenticated, the machine will dispense the regulated product. The vending machine features a touch screen and Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology, which scans the user’s hand vein biometrics for identification before releasing a certain number of hydromorphone pills to replace heroin, and a camera that patients can use to contact healthcare clinics. An average of 10 to 16 pills are provided per day.