Forty-one law enforcement agencies across the State of Maine will use iris recognition biometrics to assist in identifying and locating missing children. The system was developed by Biometric Intelligence & Identification Technologies (BI2 Technologies) of Plymouth, Mass.
The Child Project is a nationwide network and registry that enables law enforcement and social service agencies to locate and positively identify missing children and adults. The network enables officials to compare the features contained in the iris against a database of individuals who voluntarily enroll throughout the country to determine identity. Participation is voluntary, just as it is now with fingerprint and photo ID card programs.