Stamford, Conn.-based L-1 Identity Solutions released Daugman ’08, a new version of the legacy 2Pi iris recognition algorithm owned by L-1 Identity Solutions. Daugman ’08 is designed to address real-world applications for iris recognition where control over the process of acquiring an image of the human iris is often difficult such as on the move, at a distance or from mobile devices. This algorithm is the result of research and development initiative led by L-1’s Chief Scientist for Iris Recognition and the original inventor of the 2Pi algorithm, Professor John Daugman.
Updated features of the algorithm include the ability to register a wider range of iris shapes, increased speed, improved detection (with obstructions) and the ability to detect and compensate for gaze from moving subjects. “We are very pleased with the progress we have been able to make in advancing the iris algorithm since its invention almost ten years ago,” said Daugman.