Did You Know?
- Recognizes iris color on a highly genetic level
- Requires no physical contact
- Difficult to replicate
- Low rates of false acceptance
How does it work?
- An iris' texture is developed during embryonic gestation
- The instricate structures of the iris are revealed with near-infrared illumination
- Identical twins have different iris patterns
- Left and right eyes of the same person have different iris patterns
- A scan can be captured through clear contact lenses, eyeglasses and non-mirrored sunglasses
1949British ophthalmologist likened an iris' architecture to a person's fingerprint.
1980sIris identification concept was patented.
1994Patent issued for iris identification computer algorithms for image processing, feature extraction and matching.
2006Iris scans became an internationally standardized biometric for e-passport.
20161 billion people were enrolled in India's government iris scan database. The U.S. had 434,000 iris scans on file since the FBI launched the pilot program in 2013.