Cape Company Raising Money to Build Information System for Missing Children

TS_Money_1516HYANNIS –A Cape Cod based startup company has launched a crowdfunding campaign to build an information system that would help unite missing children with their parents.

Biomids, Inc. points to the fact that there are over 258,000 child abductions per year in the U.S. as a reason for the technology.

In India, 385,000 children went missing between 2010 and 2014.

In March, Father Thomas Aquinas, working with the Don Bosco National Forum for the Young at Risk in India, contacted Biomids seeking help in creating a missing child identification system.

“With the financial help of caring individuals, we will develop the system and make it available freely to Father Aquinas and other similar non-profit organizations,” said company owner Frank Mann.

The premise of the system is to use facial recognition biometrics to help match a child’s photo presented by a family member with the identity of a child in the database.

“Nothing we have done to date compares to the urgency and importance of finding these lost and abducted children around the world and returning them to a safe place,” said Mann.

For more information about the system and crowdfunding campaign, go to biomids.com.

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