What is iris recognition?
Iris recognition is a biometric technology that uses the unique patterns of the iris to identify people. The iris is the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. It is unique to each individual and remains the same throughout a person’s life.
How does iris recognition work?
Iris recognition systems use a camera to take a close-up image of the iris. The image is then analyzed by software to identify the unique patterns. Once the patterns are identified, they can be compared to a database of iris patterns to identify the person.
Benefits of iris recognition
Iris recognition has a number of benefits over other biometric technologies, such as fingerprint recognition and facial recognition. It is more accurate, reliable, and difficult to forge. Iris recognition systems are also very fast and can identify people in seconds.
How NADRA is using iris recognition
NADRA is using iris recognition to improve the accuracy and reliability of its verification and identification services. Iris recognition is being used to verify the identity of people who are applying for CNICs, passports, and other government documents. It is also being used to identify people who are accessing government services and benefits.
Benefits of iris recognition systems:
- Unique and stable: Iris patterns are unique to each individual and remain largely unchanged throughout a person’s lifetime. This makes iris recognition a reliable long-term identification solution.
- Difficult to forge: Iris patterns are difficult to forge, making iris recognition a secure way to identify people.
- Prevents multiple identities: Iris recognition can help NADRA detect and prevent attempts by individuals to obtain multiple identities.
- Iris recognition for children: Iris recognition can be used to identify children aged 4 years and older, even if they do not have fingerprints.