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Zynq-based Iris Scanner identifies 1 in 1.5 million with one iris match, 1 in 1.2 trillion with two matched irises

by Xilinx Employee ‎03-02-2016 03:17 PM - edited ‎03-03-2016 03:36 AM (47,081 Views)


Like a fingerprint, every human iris is unique. Last week in the Xilinx booth at Embedded World held in Nuremberg, Germany, EyeLock demonstrated its high-speed Iris Scanner based on EyeTech’s Zynq-based eye-scanning technology. One iris used as a biometric identifier can ID a person with a false-accept rate of one in 1.5 million. With both irises identified, the false-ID rate drops to one in 1.2 trillion. While at the show, EyeLock’s demo got a lot of attention from a few European car companies as a way to both secure the vehicle and to track driver attentiveness using the same imaging hardware.


Steve Gerber, EyeLock’s SVP of Embedded Products, did the demo in the video appearing below:






For more information about the EyeTech tracking instrument, see “ARM TechCon: EyeTech eye-tracking demo shows the power, flexibility of localized video processing."

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