Iris Scanning - Positive ID in the blink of an eye10 April 2012
Iris Scanning now available at London Bridge Hospital
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.
When you have your iris scanned
Our administration team will always be available to help you undertake the iris scanning. Initial registration will take several seconds for each eye as multiple images are required by the identification system.·
The camera will take a close-up picture of the eye using a digital video camera. You will need to stand about six inches (15cm) away from the camera and look into the round mirror so you can see the reflection of one eye in the mirror (some people may find it easier to cover the other eye with their hand).
· When positioning is correct a beep will sound and a green light on the front of the camera will flash.
· The ‘Server’ translates the iris pattern into a unique identifier which is stored against your unique hospital record
· For your initial scan you will need to undertake the process for both eyes.
· Once complete our registration team will confirm personal details with you to ensure circumstances haven’t changed.
Glasses and sunglasses may cause a reflection so should be removed for the initial scan and where possible each visit thereafter.
For further information download our information leaflet