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EyeVerify announces BSPA test results, fresh patent

EyeVerify has announced that its patented Eyeprint technology has exceeded many of today’s biometric industry standards and commercial requirements for deployment, based on a recent test from the Biometric Standards, Performance and Assurance Laboratory (BSPA) of Purdue University.

BSPA administered the data collection of Eyeprints across 250 subjects and initial results show a false acceptance rate of 0.013%, according to the company. In a phone call with BiometricUpdate.com, EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush confirmed that the false reject rate from these initial tests is .62%.

“Eyeprints are a stable and accurate biometric authentication method. The third party validation from the Biometric Standards, Performance and Assurance Laboratory demonstrates that Eyeprint technology is suitable for deployment today,” Dr. Reza Derakhshani, EyeVerify’s chief scientist said. “Eyeprints combine a unique and convenient biometric which can be captured with cameras on smartphones. We are at a point in history where the ubiquity of smartphones and the reliability of Eyeprinting makes accurate mobile authentication available across countless applications to billions of people.”

In addition to the release of the BSPA results, EyeVerify has also announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a new patent covering the method and features used for pattern matching in the Eyeprint verification system. This represents EyeVerify’s second patent. The first is from 2005 and covers the foundational concept of eye vein biometrics.

“With 2013 being the year that mobile Internet devices will outnumber humans, consumers and content providers demand an authentication technology that goes beyond what we’ve used to date. Passwords are easily forgotten or stolen, consumers have expressed reluctance to embrace facial recognition and fingerprinting isn’t compatible with how people use mobile phones. Eyeprints combine reliability and accuracy with portability,” Toby Rush, EyeVerify CEO said.

Starting in May, EyeVerify will be offering a beta program for mobile security participants. This program will provide access to the company’s patented technology that uses built-in cameras in smart devices to image identify and pattern match the veins in whites of users’ eyes. According to the company, this beta will include prototype applications, SDK access, technical and engineering support as well as quality assurance test plans and results.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, earlier this year, EyeVerify appointed app development and enterprise sales specialist Christopher Barnett as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing.

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3 Replies to “EyeVerify announces BSPA test results, fresh patent”

  1. Nice false acceptance rate, but what is the corresponding false reject rate? Anybody can quote an impressive FAR, but there must be a corresponding FRR or it is meaningless.

    1. Hi Mark,

      That’s a good point. I’ve just gotten off the phone with EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush, who has confirmed that the false reject rate for these tests was .62%. The story has now been updated to reflect this.

      Thanks for the feedback

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