The PayTango fingerprint-based identification and payment system
Pilot test is being undertaken in collaboration with the university's Dining Services at three Carnegie campus dining locations
Registered users need only place their fingers on the scanner to pay the bill at the vendor's point-of-sale terminal that's connected to the PayTango reader
Sign up involves touching the biometric scanner with an index and middle finger, swiping a credit card through a reader to associate it with your unique ID and then punching in your cellphone number
PayTango was developed by four Carnegie Mellon seniors from the School of Computer Science
The uniqueness of a fingerprint has helped keep thumb drive files, computer systems and wallet contents safe from intruders for a good while now. Now, a team from Carnegie Mellon is breaking fingerprint recognition technology into new ground with the development of a secure payment system named PayTango, that uses a fingerprint scanner to identify shoppers and pay for items.
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