FotoNation announces iris recognition solution for VR

Xperi computational imaging and facial analytics subsidiary FotoNation has announced the launch of iris recognition solution IrisXR for AR, VR, and MR applications.

IrisXR provides security and personalization with state-of-the-art anti-spoofing and FotoNation’s MIRLIN iris recognition technology, according to the announcement.

Head-mounted wearables pose potential challenges including close proximity, large occlusions, and wide eye-gaze angles, all of which the company says IrisXR addresses. It also has a false acceptance rate of only 1 in 10 million, yet uses little memory or power.

“Being a leader in the mobile space for high-performance imaging solutions, we were able to bring the high level of security featured in mobile device technology into IrisXR,” said Geir Skaaden, executive vice president and chief products and services officer, Xperi Corporation. “We are proud to bring this cutting-edge technology to market and offer a biometric solution that addresses several wearable challenges and is the right technology, not only for security but also for personalizing experiences. We believe iris biometrics in the AR, VR and MR markets will set a new trend for years to come.”

IrisXR will be available in Q1 2018.

As previously reported, FotoNation’s facial recognition technology was recently added to DENSO’s Driver Status Monitor for commercial vehicles.

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