First biometric scanning tool for iPhone

Published 7:43 AM ET, Tue April 16, 2013
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A small California tech company, AOptix, has produced new app and wrap-around device that turns an iPhone into a biometric scanning tool. Courtesy AOptix
The hardware and software system is the first of its kind for the iPhone and will cost $199. Courtesy AOptix
The app uses the iPhone camera to snap pictures of faces and record voices while a small sensor on the wrap around device scans fingerprints. Courtesy AOptix
A screen grab from the AOptrix eye-scanner facility as captured via an iPhone camera. Courtesy AOptix
AOptix believe the technology could prove a valuable and lightweight tool for the likes of police, border agencies and airport customs authorities. Courtesy AOptix