What is Iris Recognition? How Iris Scanner Works? Advantage and Disadvantage

All of us are using smart Gadgets nowadays, Right? But when it about security we all are concern about it. We all are using Pattern, Password, and Fingerprint to protect our Identity. But the question is how much safe this technology? We all know Pattern and Password can be easily hacked by social engineering.  A fingerprint sensor is more secure than Password and Pattern but still, it’s not fully safe. That’s Why an iris Recognition will be introduced. Let’s see some details about It.

What is iris recognition?

Iris recognition is a biometric measure the unique pattern in the pupil of eyes for verifying and authenticating the identity.

How does it work?

Well, iris recognition works in two stage First one is enrollment & another one is verification.

Enrolment –

First, you need scan their eyes. It’s simple, the person needs to stand in front of the camera and it will capture a digital Photograph and identify almost 240-250 unique feature (Fingerprint sensor detect only 50-60 Feature). Then unique features get convert into a 512digit number which is called IrisCode® and its store. This Enrolment process that takes 1-2 minute to complete.

Verification –

For verification, you need stand in front of iris scanner and have your eye Photographed again. Iris Scanner extracts the IrisCode® and matches against the existing one. If both match, then you successfully identify and your request gets approval.

Use of Iris scanner –

Nowadays Iris Scanner common in flagship phones. Big brands provide Iris Scanner in their phones. Except Phone iris scanner will use in different places to protect your identity. Governments attach this technology on different places such as ID cards (Aadhar Card) etc.

Some Advantage and Disadvantage –

Advantage –

Iris Scanning is more Secure.

No need to touch that’s why hygiene will maintain.

Cannot be forgotten.

Disadvantage –

Still not 100% Accurate

Measurement can affect on performance.

What do you think about it?  Are you using any Iris Scanning gadget? Let me know in the comment.

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