Unlock a Smartphone With Your Eyes, Thanks to Fujitsu’s Iris Recognition Tech
Just when we were getting accustomed to fingerprint ID’s to unlock our devices, a new and even better technology has emerged. Get this, users will be able to unlock smartphones with their eyes.
Fujitsu has developed a new Iris Recognition technology that’ll make this happen. So is time to say good bye to Touch ID? We’ll have to wait and see how well Iris Recognition is implemented by the company.
The new technology was shown during the recently held Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. Fujitsu is set to introduce this tech in one of its current range of smartphones and plans to fully commercialize it by the end of 2015.
Fujitsu’s new biometric identification technology uses infrared camera and LED to scan one or both of your eyes. The technology can be used to unlock smartphones, tablets or just an app if it contains personal information.
Iris pattern is unique like a fingerprint and can provide a higher-level of security. The method which has so far been used in science fiction movies has now become a reality. Not only the company plans to launch iris recognition in commercial devices, but they are targeting other sectors of the market as well.
Sensitive company data, bank lockers, safes can benefit from this method of security too.
Moreover, scanning your fingerprints isn’t as simple sometimes as you maybe wearing gloves or your hands are dirty. On the other hand, it’s far more easy to scan your eyes. According to Fujitsu, scanning the retina is 10 times more secure than fingerprints. How exactly they came up with this number isn’t known.
You will have to hold the phone up, about 20cm away from your eyes for 8-10 seconds. Too long? Don’t worry as it is just a one-time process, once your iris pattern is registered with the device, it will take just a second to unlock.
We will know more about Iris Recognition in the coming months and will keep you updated on the developments. Till then, let us know what you think of the story in the comments below.