BioID offers Patented Eye Recognition in BWS


BioID Eye Recognition - for your eyes only.Sometimes there’s more to something than the eye can see. And sometimes all that is needed is the right eye on things. When it comes to philosophical approaches, our eyes are more often than not at the center of attention. In the world of biometrics, this certain area of the face was overlooked – until the pandemic made eye recognition for authentication a topic of interest. BioID’s eye (periocular) recognition service has been a part of the BioID Web Service (BWS)  since before COVID-19. Alongside the cloud-based face authentication, this trait gives developers an additional strong choice when integrating biometric authentication with their applications.

BioID offers patented Eye recognition enabling new use cases that were not possible with face recognition and can deliver greater performance in certain applications.


Eye Recognition Enables Greater Flexibility, Accuracy, and Authentication Use Cases

Just like face recognition, BioID’s eye recognition works with a standard smartphone camera, webcam, or security camera and requires only a simple selfie. It looks at the fine features around the eyes, such as lashes, lids, brows, and wrinkles on the skin, as well as the full or partial iris (the patterns in the colored part of the eye) when visible. Since only the are needed to be shown to the camera, eye recognition works as the ideal solution for applications where the mouth and nose may be covered by a medical or cleanroom mask or a scarf. When it comes to varied lighting conditions, BioID’s eye recognition is less sensitive compared to face recognition (thanks to a unique patent-pending feature extraction process), so it works well for applications with challenging lighting.

Furthermore, the technology is less sensitive to appearance changes such as facial hair or makeup. Eye recognition can always be combined with face recognition for increased accuracy.


Same Process, More Choices

“With our eye recognition, camera-based biometrics is suitable for a much wider variety of use cases, especially where face recognition might be problematic or inconvenient, and in certain conditions, they can provide greater performance instead of or in addition to face recognition with the same intuitive user experience,” says BioID CEO Ho Chang.

“We strongly believe that authentication must be user-friendly in order to be truly secure and trusted, and biometric recognition is the key to convenient and strong authentication. We are excited to deliver innovative options that expand the reach of biometric recognition, offering unparalleled flexibility and accuracy that just works.”

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