UF gyms to install hand scanners for student entry

University of Florida students have mixed reviews for technology that will soon require them to scan their hands before entering campus gyms, the Independent Florida Alligator reports. David Bowles, director of recreational sports at UF, said installing hand scanners in campus gyms will eliminate the need for students to bring their student ID cards along for their workouts. But some students said they think the scanners are a waste of money. David Stopka, UF’s associate director for facility operations, said the scanning system will cost between $35,000 and $50,000 at each fitness location. Stopka said he’s not sure yet where the money will come from, but UF may decide to delay resurfacing some tennis courts in order to cover the cost of the scanners. Bowles said in addition to convenience, the scanners will prevent non–students from entering the gyms…

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