Russia will be hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the Artec Group, which has a facial recognition system, says they will be supplying their Broadway 3D Face Recognition System to instantly identify employees at the Sochi airport.
It is capable of identifying a person on the walk, in hats or sunglasses. It can also tell apart identical twins. In less than a second, the company claims. Their system captures surface information, analyzing about 40 thousand points on a user’s face. It builds a mathematical model and compares it to the database.
When a person enters though a checkpoint, he presents his card to a card reader. After that Broadway 3D performs facial recognition and compares it with 3D template on the card. If the information matches, Broadway 3D grants access to the person. The Broadway Check Point capacity reaches up to 60 people per minute even with large databases (>10,000 enrollees). Artec Group is based in Palo Alto, CA.
Facial Recognition Systems automatically identify or verify a person from a digital image or a video frame. According to Wikipedia, recognition algorithms can be divided into two main approaches, geometric, which looks at distinguishing features, or photometric, which is a statistical approach that compares values with templates to eliminate variances.
Three-dimensional face recognition claims to achieve improved accuracies. It measures the geometry of facial features. This avoids such pitfalls of 2D face recognition algorithms as change in lighting, different facial expressions, make-up and head orientation.
The Creative Senz3D, working with Intel Core chips, uses multiple cameras to generate a skeletal map of your hand to recognize even the slightest gestures. Other 3D motion sensors include Microsoft Kinect, Leap Motion and Xsens.
A new Apple patent on 3D Object Recognition describes a novel way to generate 3-D models using 2-D images. In essence, the technology would use multiple photos, or even video, to create a robust 3-D representation of a user’s face. It’s a follow-up to a patent Apple already owns.
Android already has a face-unlock feature implemented in its Android 4 OS. Unfortunately, it’s easily fooled by holding up a photo of a person at the right distance from the device.
The Transport Security Expo is the leading event for heads of Aviation, Maritime, Counter Piracy, Public Transport and Supply Chain Security.
Attendees will wear a VideoBadge, a body-worn-video system. Based on an ID card holder, the unit records 8 hours of video and audio, with 16 hours on standby.