Library Cards and Biometrics
Date: Sunday, November 27 @ 04:06:17 GMT
Topic: Biometrics

Library cards are being replaced by biometric scanners at an American school. Fingerprint recognition will controversionally be used to identify children.
With the scanner, which cost $995, a semi-conductor measures the positive and negative impulses that comprise the ridges and swirls of the child's fingerprint, said Bob Engen, president of Educational Biometrics Technology. The computer program then converts the measurements to a set of numbers that are listed in a database with the child's name.


In Iowa, schools recently were forced to stop using a biometrics system because of a state law that forbids government entities from fingerprinting children.
This also comes in the midst of a dispute over fingerprints in forensic investigations.

This article comes from The Computer Vision Digest

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