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Eye Hope this Technology Works!

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I came about this article by chance. I attempted to search for an iPhone application that can apparently identify a person by taking a picture of their eye. I did not have any luck finding out more information about the iPhone app,  but I figured this article would provide fodder a good blog post because it pertains to a new technology that will affect the masses. This article outlines a new biosensor technology program named Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) spearheaded by the Department of Homeland Security. The technology includes an eye-safe laser, called Biolidar, to measure pupil dilation. The program hopes to use the technology in air port security to recognize certain physiological signs such as rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, increased perspiration, and darting or dilated eyes that a body gives off when an individual is planning on doing something “bad.” Hopefully this new technology will affect the masses positively and enhance our national security.

Written by maddymuldoon

May 20, 2010 at 3:54 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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