A critical part of understanding biometric identification management technology is the ability to differentiate between hardware modalities and understand their capabilities and limitations. One of the most common misunderstandings in biometrics is the difference between iris recognition and retinal scanning, two separate modalities that have distinct characteristics which make them unique.

In biometrics, iris and retinal scanning are known as „ocular-based” identification technologies, meaning they rely on unique physiological characteristics of the eye to identify an individual. Even though they both share part of the eye for identification purposes, these biometrics modalities are quite different in how they work.

Take a closer look at both and explain the differences in detail in the this infographic.



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