Students pay for lunch with a finger

August 25, 2009

Biometric technology is now being used for lunch at an Elyria, OH high school in the US.

The system scans students’ fingerprints and debits their lunch purchase from their school lunch account.

It replaces the more typical system of money exchanges.

Sodexo, a food service company, runs the program for the Elyria school district and is hoping that other schools within the district will take note and decide to use the biometric system as well.

At the moment only the freshman class is able to use the biometrics system but in the future all grades are expected to be able to use the biometric system as well.

Students are enjoying the advanced lunch system and have only reported a few glitches in the system.

Most students feel that it is a much easier way to purchase their lunches.

Korey Gallher, a 14 year old student at the high school, stated that the system is much easier for her to use since she does not have to worry about remembering an ID number or to bring her ID card with he to school for lunch.


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