In Engeland is zojuist de eerste flappentapper met irisscanner in gebruik genomen.
The new machine, known as Stella, has just gone on show in London following a successful public trial in Canada. It does not use a keyboard, and could see the demise of customers having to remember Pin (Personal identification number) numbers. It gets to know a customer personally - even down to remembering birthdays - through the recognition of his or her iris, the coloured part of the eye. The customer stares into three, high definition cameras, which identify the user by scanning 256 points on the iris. The method is virtually foolproof, and is more individual than fingerprinting.