in brief Australian-made biometric technology is
being used by a fitness centre group to track participation in
corporate health programs.
Multimedia fingerprint devices are being used at CareTrac
gymnasiums across regional New South Wales to help companies
measure employee involvement in corporate health programs and
tailor billing accordingly.
Troy Grogan, chief executive officer of CareTrac and workplace
health consulting company AlphaOne, said the devices encouraged
healthier workplaces by giving employee members a "mobile
"For example, if you work in the central business district,
and want to continue your program on the weekends, your finger
print provides instant entry to one of our gyms within the
national network," he said.
The devices (or terminals) measure fingers geometrically, with
the data sent to central servers for monitoring via a mobile
Another key feature of the system was its ability to deliver
biometric advertising, according to CareTrac. This would later be
used to notify members of promotions.