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Iris Scanning - Positive ID in the blink of an eye

10 April 2012

To make identification quicker and easier when you start your journey with London Bridge Hospital we have now introduced iris scanning when you register for your initial appointment.

The iris is the coloured ring in the eye, and is more unique than a fingerprint. The software takes pattern data from the digital picture and uses the pattern to recognise the individual. This type of scanning is completely safe – the camera takes a digital picture of the iris using low power LED lighting and has no flash, no lasers or other harmful light sources 

Your first scan may take a few moments as the camera takes a continuous video to get a picture that is clear and in focus. After the initial scan, the iris identification system accurately retrieves a record in seconds.