Census Taking Made Easier

AuthenTec's fingerprint sensors will facilitate the 2010 U.S. census by eliminating much of the verifying paperwork the head counters have had to provide in the past. The company's EntrePad 1510 sensor will be embedded in more than 500,000 PDAs that census takers will use to directly capture information collected during interviews. The head counters will enroll their fingerprints and then slide their fingers across the sensor to authenticate that the information was input by them. This is part of a program to integrate various automated systems to obtain field census data. (www.sensorsmag.com/0706/RDCensus)