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July 22, 2011 / David Bleeker

Eyeball-scanning iPhone used by cops to ID suspects

An iPhone-based device will soon let police forces identify within seconds a suspect based on facial features, fingerprints, or now the unique features of the human eye.

The blocky device, dubbed MORIS, attaches to the back of an iPhone. To use the iris scan, a police officer holds the phone’s camera about six inches from the suspect’s face and snaps a close-up of the eye. The software analyzes over 200 unique features and, if the suspect’s scan is already in a database, an algorithm matches them, and identifies the suspect. [read more]

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