Iris-Scanning Device Secures Digital Passwords [CES 2014]
The Myris allows people to gain access to any password-protected accounts online.
Announced at CES 2014, Myris is a USB-powered iris scanner that lets people gain access to any online accounts that are protected by passwords.
Eyelock, the company that created the small device, has been developing cutting-edge scanning software and hardware for years, but their products are mostly targeted towards large enterprises. The Myris is a device created for consumers who can use it at home.
To use the Myris, users first need to create a profile and generate their own unique iris-based ID. This is done by looking at the Myris and letting it take a quick scan of their irises. Users then need to add their favorite sites or apps and Myris will use their unique profiles to access password-protected accounts.
The Myris uses video and not still pictures to get an image of one’s eyes and will only work on live eyes. Video or photos of someone’s eyes won’t work. Neither will dead eyes, if it gets to that.
According to Eyelock, iris-based IDs are highly secure. Checking one iris gives a 1-in-1.5 million chance of a false ID. The Myris checks both eyes, so that reduces the odds to one in 2.25 trillion.
Myris will be available within the first half of the year at a price range of $200 to $300.
Check out the demo video via Mashable below.