EyeVerify, a company founded in Kansas City, Mo., has developed a new mode of eye-based biometric authentication that authenticates people by the unique vein pattern in the whites of an individual’s eye, according to a Silicon Prairie News article.
Moreover, the new development is only software and EyeVerify intends to push the solution as a mobile device-based solution that can utilize an embedded camera for identification verification.
As mobile device-based biometric security is on the rise, executives at EyeVerify are hoping the company’s solution is a fit for the mobile and doesn’t fall prey to the pitfalls of other biometric modes on mobile devices, such as requiring additional hardware, reliability issues and falling victim to background or environmental issues.
The technology behind the solution was not developed by EyeVerify, but rather by academics in biomedical signal processing and biometrics Reza Derakhshani and Arun Ross from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and West Virginia University, respectively. With Derakhshani and Ross continually working on the technology and a few more full and part-time team members at EyeVerify, the company hopes to have a prototype ready by mid-2012 with pilot testing occurring the second half of the year.
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