Boston Innovation and Tech News: Popular Science Names iPhone Crime Fighter MORIS™ a Best Innovation of 2010

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Popular Science (PopSci), a leading source in up to the minute science and technology news, has just released their Best of What’s New 2010. Included this year is Plymouth, Mass. based Biometric Intelligence & Identification Technologies (BI2 Technologies) for their Mobile Offender and Identification System (MORIS). MORIS was included in the 100 best innovations of 2010, a list which indicates where technology is headed in the future.

MORIS is a 2.5 ounce hardware attachment and software app that literally turns your iPhone into a crime fighter. It combines iris recognition, fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, allowing police officers to ID suspects on the fly in a matter of seconds. Over 25 police departments in Massachusetts are already using MORIS. The price tag for MORIS is $3,000, but appears to be well worth it. And with this latest recognition and press, we can only imagine more departments jumping on board.

Sean G. Mullin, president and CEO of BI2 Technologies said, “Popular Science is recognized worldwide as the best source for insight into the future of science and technology. We are honored that Popular Science recognized MORIS as one of the top 100 innovations of 2010. MORIS is the future of mobile, wireless, multi-modal biometric identification technologies. MORIS combines iris, facial and fingerprint biometric identification capabilities on Apple’s exceptional iPhone platform.”

The MORIS product is incredible and an amazing display of how people are using mobile phones to make a positive impace on the world today and actually make a difference. I am excited to see what else BI2 has in store for future products.

Greg Gomer | November 22nd, 2010

Check out the video below of MORIS: