EyeLock scanner: Iris recognition technology to control your online accounts
How often have you forgotten you passwords or felt a burden while typing one? Won’t it be great if this step got deleted and your account opened magically every time you felt like logging in?! To give your dream wings of reality is the Hoyos Group, which unveiled the first portable iris-scanning device for personal use. The one-of-its-kind device has been named as EyeLock.
Till date what you just saw in movies and is used by the government and financial institutions, will now protect your personal accounts. Iris scanning technology will come in the form of a USB drive. It weighs less than four ounces and is approximately the size of a business card. After narrowing down on the device you want to eye-lock, simply hold the scanner in front of your eye. You will be robotically logged in to your account, which has been protected by a password, once the device recognizes your eye, that too without even entering one.
EyeLock will work on anything, ranging from Facebook to Gmail and PayPal to your bank account. Fingerprint technology created ripples when it was introduced to the world, so what is the need of an iris scanning technology? If this is what you are thinking, then read ahead to clarify all doubts. According to Hoyos, the iris recognition is even more secure as a fingerprint has about 18 unique points to identify who it belongs to, whereas your iris apparently has 2,000 points.
EyeLock will come with a price tag of $99 but there is no set date when it will be released. With iris recognition technology, eyes will get the power to control your online life.
According to Tracy Hoyos, Hoyos Group’s assistant marketing director,
Every time you log in, it reads your iris and creates a unique key, which is a series of numbers, and this key changes every time you log in, so no one can hack it.
If someone kills you, it won’t work, because once you die your eye automatically flattens so your iris isn’t the same.