Eyelock patents technology for predicting timing for quality iris images

EyeLock has been issued a U.S. patent relating to technology that uses conditions of the iris to predict a time sequence for acquiring a high probability of quality iris images. As noted in the application for U.S. Patent No. 9,633,260, the invention uses conditions about the iris to predict an upcoming time window during which there is a high probability that quality iris images can be acquired for biometric purposes. During this limited timeframe, a limited number of images with

Eyelock issued patent for mobility identity platforms

EyeLock has been granted a patent for an invention that selects images with the best iris-related quality metrics to hold in memory for further processing. This represents the company’s 46th issued patent. According to a company statement, the mobility identity platform: provides opportunistic acquisition of a number of iris images from which a limited number of images that each meets a quality threshold is stored or maintained for further processing; does not require autofocus functions that often trail user movements

Microsoft patents iris ID method for unlocking smartphone and other devices

Microsoft recently patented technology relating to an iris identification method that could be used in the company’s future Surface smartphones, tablets and notebooks, as well as possibly its HoloLens augmented reality headset, according to a report by Patently Apple. According to the patent filing, the method is able to obtain image data of multiple digital image frames captured of the subject’s eye having an iris and a pupil while lighting the subject’s eye from different directions. The method then compares

Delta ID developing affordable iris sensor units for Aadhaar-enabled smartphones

Delta ID is working on developing more affordable and accurate iris recognition technology for the Indian market to be integrated into smartphones so that they can be used in Aadhaar biometric verification, according to a report by Digit. The company recently held tests at MGNREGA in Telengana, as well as passed the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) tests by achieving 99 percent accuracy. In January, the Indian government called on local smartphone vendors to develop sub-Rs 2,000 (US$29.36) smartphones

Experts say constitutional protection for passwords doesn’t apply to biometric security measures

The face recognition security feature for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will not have the same legal protection of a password, as constitutional protection for passwords typically do not apply to biometric security measures, according to a report by The Verge. Samsung confirmed last week that its upcoming Galaxy S8e will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition, enabling users to unlock the smartphone by scanning their face. Under the Fifth Amendment, which protects Americans from having to incriminate themselves, passwords

EyeLock patents technology to sequentially link iris and facial biometrics

EyeLock has been granted a U.S. patent for technology that links an iris image with a face image acquired in sequence (during the same transaction), which marks its 45th issued patent. Originally filed on May 14, 2015, Patent No. 9,613,281 is titled “Methods for performing biometric recognition of a human eye and corroboration of same”. The patent application details a biometric recognition method that collects multiple face images or other non-iris images, along with an iris image of an individual.

88 percent of India’s population is Aadhaar registered

According to an article in ieNation, 88.2% of India has now has been registered under the Aadhaar biometric identity program. Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every Indian resident. At last count, over 1.1 billion people out of India’s population of 1.27 billion have been registered in the Aadhaar

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Princeton Identity iris technology for Mastercard selfie pay

Princeton Identity announced that its patented iris recognition technology is featured in the Samsung Galaxy S8. Earlier this week Samsung announced that the Galaxy S8 will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition to deliver improved security for mobile banking and other sensitive applications. Princeton Identity’s iris recognition technology will enable S8 users to quickly unlock their phones with a quick glance at their device. Capturing over 200 points of a person’s iris, iris recognition is far more secure than a

EyeLock demonstrating outdoor iris ID authentication solution at ISC Wes

EyeLock will be exhibiting its outdoor iris identity authentication solution, nano EXT, as well as several other solutions, at ISC West next week in Las Vegas. The nano EXT is designed to handle extreme outdoor environments while providing improved security and convenience for data centers, banks, factories, industrial facilities, and office buildings. The solution incorporates several features including an IP-67 rating for operating in extreme outdoor conditions, an IK-10 certification for its vandal-resistant construction, a standoff distance of 19-24 inches,

Touchtech Payments to expand biometric payments service throughout Europe

Irish startup Touchtech Payments, which offers a solution that uses biometrics to authenticate online payments, is preparing to expand in Germany, France and Kuwait, according to a report by Irish Examiner. Touchtech has developed biometric payment technology that uses smartphones to authenticate users through a range of factors including fingerprinting and facial recognition. Launching its first product in 2015, Touchtech became the first Irish firm to offer a MasterCard and Visa certified payment fingerprint authentication system. The company currently has