iPhone App From AOptix Offers Biometrics for Health Care, Public Safety
AOptix, a company that applies optics research from exploring deep space to identity verification and wireless communications, has introduced AOptix Stratus, a biometric sleeve and app for the iPhone that allows health care organizations and public safety personnel to identity people by iris, fingerprint, voice and face recognition. AOptix offers an SDK with a set of libraries for iOS and is in discussion with application developers interested in creating iOS applications for health care and public safety. The company offers similar identity products currently in use at border checkpoints, according to Joey Pritikin, AOptix director of product marketing. With Stratus, AOptix will apply its iris technology on the iOS platform. Previous mobile biometric systems on the market were proprietary, Pritikin told eWEEK. The Stratus works with an iPhone 4 or 4S, an iOS app and the AOptix Stratus MX sleeve, which connects to the Apple handset through a 30-pin connector to transfer iris and fingerprint imaging data to apps on the device. AOptix announced Stratus on April 9 and expects to ship production units by the end of April. Here eWEEK takes a look at the biometric capabilities of the AOptix Stratus and how it might be used in health care and public safety.