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Posted at 1:50 PM ET, 11/17/2010

MoCo rec centers to scan finger veins

By Washington Post editors

Three Montgomery County recreation centers will ask residents for a hand come January. Well, actually just a finger.

The center will begin using biometric finger vein scanners to access members' recreation accounts, The Gazette reports.

The scanners look like a computer mouse. They are able to read the unique vein pattern below a person's skin to create a code.

The scanners are part of a pilot program that officials hope will allow them to replace the plastic access cards used in all 33 recreation facilities and save the county about $50,000 annually.

By Washington Post editors  | November 17, 2010; 1:50 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Fingervein scanners to get into a Rec Center? Personal biometric data stored in a County database...

Craziness grows by leaps and bounds

Posted by: Greent | November 17, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I still want the enhanced pat down!

Posted by: MarilynManson | November 17, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

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