Defense Department Invests In Smart Mobile Identity Product

The Defense Department is investing $3 million in research with AOptix to build a “Smart Mobile Identity” biometrics identification product.  The initial goal is to create a hardware add-on for smartphones that along with a software suite allows phones to scan and transmits data from your eyes, face, thumbs and voice.  There’s a long history of technologies that slowly migrated from military use to marketing use, and this one seems ripe with potential in the long term.