Iris imaging a boon for seniors

It is good to see that the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority will start collecting iris data from this month to augment existing biometric identifiers ("ICA to start collecting iris images next month"; Dec 29, 2016).

This is a particularly welcome development for senior citizens like me, whose fingerprints have blurred with age.

This will, hopefully, allow us to use the automated lanes at Changi Airport, instead of queuing up at the increasingly long manual lines.

Jairam Amrith

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 06, 2017, with the headline 'Iris imaging a boon for seniors'. Print Edition | Subscribe