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Accenture's biometric capture technology is designed to be used in enrollment centres for biometric e-passports and identity cards, according to Accenture biometrics specialist, Cyrill Bataller. A digital camera is used to capture an image of a subjects' irises. The subject had to remove his glasses for the picture of his irises to be captured successfully.
The machine checks the eyeball is alive by measuring minute pupil dilation and contraction in varying lighting. The Home Office plans to introduce biometric identity cards and begin biometric enrollment in the UK by 2008. "Accenture is following the UK ID card debate with interest," said Bataller.