(WWBT) Virginia Commonwealth University is rolling out a new convenience that could make it a whole lot faster to make it through the dining hall… and all you need is your eyes.
Shafer Hall on the VCU campus serves about 5,000 meals a day. That’s a lot of food and a lot of people, which means things can get congested.
“Sometimes the line can get long, go down the stairs and kind of to the door,” said Stephen Barr, director of campus services.
That’s where two iris cameras come in. It may sound like something you’d see in a sci-fi movie, but VCU is actually just the latest university to use the technology.
It’s more simple than it sounds. Here’s how it works:
“All the iris cameras do is essentially take a picture of your eye. We don’t keep the picture of your eye . We translate that into a number that we correlate with the student’s ID,” Barr explained.
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