EyeVerify Eyeprint: Android Ice Cream Sandwich introduces Face Unlock

Written by Chaitanya Gudipaty | Pranay Parab | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 26 2013, 01:52am hrs
EyeVerify Eyeprint: From being stuff of science fiction, face recognition is gradually stepping into the real world. Android Ice Cream Sandwich introduced Face Unlock, which unlocks the phone after 'seeing' your face on the front camera.

But Face Unlock has a flaw. It unlocks the phone when you show it your picture too. This is where EyeVerify comes into the picture.

The company's Eyeprint technology scans users' eye veins and lets them unlock the phone or open applications. The prototype app was demonstrated at MWC 2013.

It takes a picture of your eye, which then goes through a segmented verification process that is difficult to hoodwink.