Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

Iris on the Move™

  • James R. Matey
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_219



Iris on the Move™, commonly referred to as IOM, is an approach to acquiring iris images suitable for iris recognition while minimizing the constraints that need to be placed on the subject. Sarnoff Corporation developed IOM under contract to the United States Government: NMA401-02-9-2001.

Multiple implementations of IOM have been demonstrated; they include: a portal walk-through system, an on-the-wall walk-up system, an over-the-door walk-through system and a roadside drive-up system. The key features of the IOM systems are large  capture volume, large standoff distances and the capability of capturing recognition quality iris images while the subject is in motion [1].

The Panasonic “Iris at a Glance” systems and the H-box™ from the Hoyos Group are examples of related technologies.


Iris recognition is one of the strongest biometric available [2, 3, 4]....

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Matey
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  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUS Naval AcademyAnnapolisUSA