Holy Cow Batman! Pentagon Inks Deal For Smaphone Tool That Scans Your Face, Eyes, Thumbs..Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:11
Holy Cow Batman! Pentagon Inks Deal For Smaphone Tool That Scans Your Face, Eyes. Thumbs..
Wed Feb 13, 2013 | 2:40PM
In a few years, the soldier, marine or special operator out on patrol might be able to record the facial features or iris signature of a suspicious person all from his or her smartphone — and at a distance, too.
The Defense Department has awarded a $3 million research contract to California-based AOptix to examine its “Smart Mobile Identity” biometrics identification package, Danger Room has learned. At the end of two years of research to validate the concepts of what the company built, AOptix will provide the Defense Department with a hardware peripheral and software suite that turns a commercially available smartphone into a device that scans and transmits data from someone’s eyes, face, thumbs and voice.
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