Iris recognition specialist IriTech is collaborating with Patron Co. to develop a biometric module for smart glasses applications to get ahead of the game with the growing popularity of the Metaverse.
The module will sport infrared LEDs, along with iris recognition and eye-tracking capabilities. The biometric tech will allow for seamless authentication while wearing smart glasses or a headset. Eye-tracking will enable interaction with augmented and virtual reality interfaces.
The Korea-based specialist in phone antenna and camera module making, Patron Co., will handle the manufacturing for the module. IriTech is recognized for its biometric technology that has found several applications such as consumer products, national ID programs, and more.
In the announcement, the companies emphasized the growing Metaverse space and stated, “Facebook, Microsoft, Nvidia, Fortnite’s owner Epic Games, and even Apple are investing billions of dollars.”
Facebook recently unveiled its smart glasses built in collaboration with eyewear brand Ray-Ban. The device supports music streaming, phone calls, and photo and video capture. However, it lacks AR capabilities found in its Oculus brand of products.
Nevertheless, IriTech has experienced an upward trajectory in terms of applications of its biometric technology.
“IriTech has possessed key software components needed for a successful AR/VR/MR device: fast eye-gaze tracking and accurate user identification including Deep Learning technology,” said IriTech founder and CEO Dr. Daehoon Kim. “With Patron’s expertise in camera sensor and optics design, we will be able to offer them in a compact and complete hardware and software package for optimal performance and cost.”
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