The Biometric Mouse Is Back
UK Inquirer | May 10, 2005
THE BIOMETRIC MOUSE is back.
Back-up power firm APC has gone off on a slight tangent by announcing a fingerprint scanning mouse.
The scanning technology is from Authentec which already supplies Toshiba among others. Authentec can scan fingerprints below the surface of the skin to the live layer or true fingerprint.
In the past some biometric mice have worked by identifying patterns in the veins on users’ palms, which sounds frankly unpleasant.
Up to twenty users can share a PC using the same APC bio-mouse and it will store unlimited passwords. You can buy (or sell) the APC Biometric mouse password manager in the US for a recommended $59.99.