Iris-integrated mobile devices can better address Aadhaar issues

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New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Unlike fingerprints showing high failure rates worldwide owing to wear and tear, iris-based smartphones are expected to be significantly more reliable when it comes to Aadhaar identification, Delta ID Inc, a leader in consumer-grade iris scanning technology for mobile devices, said on Thursday.

“We believe that iris-integrated smartphones and tablets will address the issues reported with Aadhaar-biometric authentication,” said Salil Prabhakar, President and CEO of Delta ID Inc, in a statement.

Telangana released data this month, reporting the Aadhaar biometric authentication failure rate in MGNREGS — the rural job guarantee scheme — as high as 36 per cent in the state.

“We are confident that the failure rates will be drastically lower once the cheaper iris-integrated mobile devices are adopted in the market,” Prabhakar added.

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The iris is not affected with age, therefore, it works reliably across all age groups.

Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS technology has passed Standardisation, Testing and Quality Certification’s (STQC) test with better than 99 per cent accuracy.

ActiveIRIS and a combination of STQC-certified hardware components can be integrated by any mobile device to expeditiously introduce iris-integrated mobile devices in the market, the company said.



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