Fujitsu develops smartphone with iris scanner




The Japanese company Fujitsu has at the Mobile World Congress show a biometric authentication system based on iris recognition that a phone can be unlocked by looking at it. For the technology, use is made of infrared light.

Modern smartphones use include fingerprint or a mechanism like PIN numbers and patterns to release a smartphone. The user therefore always has to perform a number of operations. Fujitsu does have an authentication mechanism developed a biometric authentication system with no additional actions are required. Here the user has to look for a camera on the smartphone to scan the iris. The manufacturer shall demonstrate at the Mobile World Congress a prototype of a smartphone equipped with the new authentication system.

Fujitsu has placed a number of infrared LEDs in the unit with it, otherwise harmless infrared light irises exposed in both eyes. A sensitive infrared camera takes a picture and using Active Iris software firm Delta ID according to Fujitsu can with certainty be determined whether the device may or may not be unlocked.


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