Iris authentication PoC study in Mysore is fruitful: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced that it has successfully completed the proof of concept (PoC) Iris authentication study in Mysore in Karnataka. 

The study claimed that it has achieved high accuracy levels, above 99.2%, by iris authentication. PoC has been conducted to characterize and identify optimal authentication set ups for online iris authentication. 215,342 iris authentication transactions from 5833 residents were studied in this PoC.

The PoC was conducted in semi urban setting in Nanjangud taluk in Mysore district of Karnataka between May 27th and July 30th 2012. Eight models of iris cameras through six different OEMs participated in this study, said a statement.

The study has also identified some improvement areas that biometric ecosystem needs to work upon to further improve the accuracy and coverage percentage.

UIDAI will conduct a workshop with the device vendors to guide them on the specific actions to be taken to improve algorithms and devices. UIDAI also plans to conduct further field studies in order to formulate iris device specifications for certification and deployment purposes, added the statement.

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