Sunday, October 10, 2010

EyeD utilizes the unique features of the animal’s iris to establish an identification code in much the same way that iris identification has been perfected in humans. A digital photo is taken of each of the horse’s eyes using a special camera. The images are then automatically converted into a unique eyePrintTM, which is then electronically sent to the eyeD processor via the eyeSyncTM client software along with optional identification records and other owner defined information. A unique 15 digit identification number is then randomly generated by the eyeD processor and matched to the horse’s eyePrint.

Once the information is stored, animals can be identified by a quick iris scan, resulting in an eyePrint which is then matched to the exact print and records stored in the eyeD processor. With no two irises patterns being exactly alike, including in cloned animals, eyeD technology provides more accurate results than a fingerprint. The technology was developed in response to a worldwide interest in the need for non-invasive, accurate, low cost alternatives to microchips, tattoos and phenotypic markings currently used by animal owners...

(tested on humans first, so u know it works - because horses are people, too - fc)