Nowadays, the identification of personal identity no longer only depends on identity cards and residence booklets. Biometric technologies such as iris recognition and face recognition are playing an increasingly important role. With the advancement of technology transformation and application, the commercialization process of iris recognition is accelerating, and the market growth trend is more and more positive.

Throughout the history of human society, how to identify identity has always been paid attention to and is also a major challenge. In ancient China, tokens such as seals, road guides, fish amulets and waist tags were usually used as identification certificates. In modern times, ID cards, household registration booklets and other documents have become new identification basis. Nowadays, with the rapid development of biometric technology, identity identification has a new power of science and technology.

The application of biometric technology relies on human biological and behavioral features, such as face, fingerprint, iris, gait, etc. among them, iris recognition technology is considered to be one of the biometric technologies with the most commercial potential. As a “mysterious” technology that only existed in movies and novels in the past, iris recognition is accelerating to the ground and coming to people’s daily life.

Iris recognition technology has obvious advantages

At present, a series of traditional identity authentication methods such as ID card, household register and driver’s license inevitably have limitations, and there is a chance of being forged and falsely used. Therefore, there are still great deficiencies in security. Therefore, in order to further improve the security of identity information and ensure the correctness of identity recognition, the development and application of biometric technologies such as iris recognition has become the mainstream choice.

According to industry experts, iris is the most unique part of human structure. Its characteristics will not change from embryonic development to death. Iris recognition can not only easily distinguish twins, but also the “true and false Monkey King” in journey to the West.

Specifically, iris recognition technology is considered to be one of the most accurate technologies in biometrics. Iris recognition technology has several characteristics: first, its characteristics are unique, even twins are different; Second, stability, whose characteristics remain unchanged in the whole life course; The third is non-contact, which can be identified by maintaining a certain distance without contact. In addition, iris recognition also has the characteristics of non replicability and in vivo detection.

Iris recognition is widely used in China

In recent years, China’s artificial intelligence industry has developed rapidly, promoting the intelligent and digital transformation of all walks of life. Under this trend, the application of biometric technology is becoming more and more in-depth. Various subdivided fields, including iris recognition technology, have obtained broad commercialization space, and the market scale continues to grow.

It is reported that the research of iris recognition technology in China started early, beginning at the end of last century. Without the data and algorithms provided by foreign institutions and relevant equipment, Chinese researchers represented by the Institute of automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences overcame many difficulties and obstacles and started the research and development of iris recognition technology from scratch.

At present, iris recognition technology has been widely used in many fields such as medical treatment, finance, security, police and so on. Domestic enterprises with strong strength in the field of iris recognition include Zhongke Hongba, Hongxing technology, Wuhan Hongzhi, Juhong optoelectronics, etc., mainly serving customers in key industries.

In addition, iris recognition technology is gradually applied to the search for missing persons, especially in the field of child safety. Recently, some parts of China have begun to enter iris information for children and establish a database to prevent children from getting lost and improve the probability of missing children being recovered.

Of course, iris recognition technology still faces some challenges in the process of commercialization, mainly the recognition distance and market price. The limitation of identification distance is due to technical reasons, resulting in short working distance and poor user experience, which requires enterprises in the industry to continue to make efforts in technology research and development; The problem of market price is that the R & D and production costs are relatively high, which discourages many consumers, which is also an aspect that enterprises need to pay attention to.

Banking may become a commercial explosion point

At present, the iris recognition market is growing steadily and the transformation of technology application is accelerating day by day. However, due to the small scale of personal consumption market, no significant progress has been made in large-scale commercial use. In this case, how to find the right position and seek the first outbreak in a certain field has become the key to the development of iris recognition industry.

From the characteristics and advantages of iris recognition technology, finance, security, police and other industries are the best “targets”. Considering the factors of high precision, high security and high cost, the banking industry is obviously a more suitable choice for the primary business scenario. In fact, domestic banking institutions have begun to actively promote the application of iris recognition technology.

In April 2018, China Construction Bank launched the first smart unmanned bank in China. Its online “senseless payment” function is realized by relying on iris recognition and face recognition technology. In addition, in the Middle East, some banks have launched ATM iris recognition withdrawal function. Because the banking industry has mastered huge user data and resources, it can not only provide data support for iris recognition enterprises, but also provide a solid foundation for expanding the scale of commercialization. Therefore, it is expected to become the application explosion point of iris recognition technology.

In the future, with the accelerated implementation of smart city, smart security and smart finance, and the further maturity of commercialization mode, iris recognition technology may be more recognized, deeply applied in more fields, and give birth to a new huge market with sustainable growth, so as to create commercial value and contribute to the protection of public safety and financial security.

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