Andrew Hudson reports:
Often the subject of privacy concerns, biometrics is enjoying growing acceptance in higher ed, in part, because students are increasingly inundated and accustomed with the technology as a standard feature on mobile devices. This trend has been reflected at Georgia Southern since last year when iris biometrics were implemented at campus dining halls as part of an opt-in program to increase throughput at the door.
The adoption rate for Georgia Southern’s iris system at campus dining halls has been nothing short of remarkable. “Since August 2013 we’ve seen more people opt to use the iris camera than to use their card to enter the dining facilities,” says Richard Wynn, director of the Eagle Card Office at Georgia Southern University.
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