Meet MORIS, the New iPhone-based Facial Recognition Tool for Police


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Police forces across the US may start using MORIS (Mobile Offender Recognition and Information System), a new mobile technology that allows law enforcement to identify suspects, identifying their criminal history, if any.

According to the Wall Street Journal report, this system works by two methods. One is to scan the person's iris. This works from about five or six inches away. It identifies them based on 235 features of the iris and matches them with a person in the database.

The second is facial recognition. If someone's photo is snapped anywhere from two to five feet away, it analyzes their face based on 130 distinguishing points.

They are quite pricey at $3,000 a pop. That includes the phone itself and of course the app, which is still being prepared for submission for App Store approval. 

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