USAID and American universities have been trialling a mobile biometric health initiative in Kenya that keeps track of youth health, particularly HIV patients.A pilot programme held from November 2014 to July 2015 used “Mobiotrics”, an offline/field-settings biometric system.A fingerprint reader attached to the device captures participant fingerprints. Mobiotrics converts the fingerprint image to an alphanumeric identifier; the image is not stored. Once registered, fingerprint scans identify MP3-Youth participants at different service delivery points.”The use of ICT tools in this field-based approach to HIV prevention for at-risk youth in Kenya has been critical to success of efficient service delivery and data collection both at mobile events and during the follow-up period, wrote a review of the study.Because biometric information is stored locally on the tablet and synchronized across devices in different tents via a secure Wi-Fi direct connection; this guards against double enrollment and enhances tracking of participants' access to multiple intervention components.”The use of biometrics in the registration and identification of participants is accurate, feasible, and acceptable for use in field settings,” wrote the study, adding however that training on the use of new technologies, troubleshooting issues immediately, and maintaining open communication about the system are essential elements.The programme, conducted in Homabay County, Nyanza Province, Kenya, involved 364 youths who were enrolled in the study using biometrics and electronic data capture. The Youths have not opposed having their biometrics taken as part of registration and they are comfortable answering questions entered into a tablet.