Florida to Install Hand Scanners in Gyms

Technology may cost school $100,000 for two buildings.

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The University of Florida plans to install hand scanners at campus gym entrances at a cost of $70,000 to $100,000 for two buildings, the Independent Florida Alligator reports. Officials say the technology will help keep nonstudents out of the facilities and will allow students to enter without their student ID.

A university official said installation will begin in September, although the school hasn't confirmed how it will pay for the new gadgets; the university may delay tennis court resurfacing to cover the cost.

Student reaction to the plan has been mixed—with feedback ranging from "cool" to "waste of money" to "kinda creepy." The University of Georgia and the University of Richmond also use the technology.