Biometric identity authentication techniques like iris recognition, fingerprint recognition and retina scan have been in use for so long but how about using a smartphone to verify you are, who you say you are? EyeVerify is going to launch a technology on iPhone in 2013 that will authenticate the user by reading the blood patterns in the user’s eye.
Many would ask why a blood pattern of the user’s eye smartphone based technology is needed while finger scans and iris scans are already available. The simple answer to this query is that other techniques require extra hardware to process the data and pattern match but this brand new technology will use the camera of the smartphone thus no need of extra hardware devices. The most interesting thing about EyeVerify is that it will have capability to match the pattern of the blood cells in your eyes to a profile that lives within EyeVerify all through the smartphone camera.
EyeVerify is not going to be a standalone app; instead it could be used at many places where identity authentication is necessary before executing a process. It could be integrated with the banking apps, perhaps proprietary documents as well as with apps for financial industry, healthcare and other high-security sectors.
The app follows a simple method to recognize blood patterns in eye. When the identity checker is opened, the camera needs to be held to the person’s eye and the system detects if it is on living person, then the app would apply green cross hairs to the center of the eye on the screen. The process is followed by a man’s voice instructing the person to look up and to the left for capturing the pictures. The system will match the captured pictures with the previously created vascular makeup of the eye. The app will open up the access when EveVerify completes the matching process positively.
Such type of an app can be very advantageous for security services. Let’s see what wonder this application does.