Iris recognition technology has also been used in smartphones. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched its latest big-screen smartphone the Galaxy Note 7 with a curved screen and iris-recognition technology in August, but it was forced to recall the phones due to battery problem.
American professional rating organization IBG said the iris recognition market is growing at 30 percent a year, and the market value will reach more than $10 billion in the next five years.
Sun Zhenan, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said iris recognition technology is definitely safer than face recognition and fingerprint recognition, but glass eyes and contact lenses could affect the process.
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Freshmen at the Guilin University of Electronic Technology use EyeSmart devices to offer their iris data for their personal identity files.