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Palm scanners get thumbs up in schools, hospitals

Palm scanners get thumbs up in schools, hospitals

Palm-scanning technology uses unique vein patterns as a handy ID system

Brian Shane
USA TODAY
11:32PM EST November 25. 2012

At schools in Pinellas County, Fla., students aren't paying for lunch with cash or a card, but with a wave of their hand over a palm scanner.

"It's so quick that a child could be standing in line, call mom and say, 'I forgot my lunch money today.' She's by her computer, runs her card, and by the time the child is at the front of the line, it's already recorded," says Art Dunham, director of food services for Pinellas County Schools.

Students take about four seconds to swipe and pay for lunch, Dunham says, and they're doing it with 99% accuracy.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/25/palm-sc...

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Gross, they might as well

Gross, they might as well make out with the water fountain at school. Here kids, put your hand here to spread some more germs around.

Southern Agrarian