Facial Recognition Biometric Identification Technology and Techniques
By defining a dozen or more points on a person's face, a video machine can measure the distance between the points and use them as a means of recognition. It may be easy to collect this information, but a person can change appearance to circumvent the system. There is a lower accuracy when images are captured outdoors.
This technology requires a person to sit in front of a digital camera while it tracks about 80 facial characteristics. The
lighting must be perfect and the camera must line up the image perfectly.
Improvements in 3-D facial recognition make it more accurate than 2-D and
very promising for surveillance where iris or finger scanning isn't possible.
Casinos, airports, and high-security facilities are likely candidates for
One of the keys to further developing 3-D facial-recognition biometrics is to create standards that govern how the technology is developed and deployed. A4Vision said Monday that the American National Standards Institute has adopted the company's proposal, co-sponsored
by Motorola, Oracle, and Unisys, to amend the U.S. standard for facial-recognition format and data interchange to include 3-D facial-image data. A4Vision and its partners will now seek international recognition via the International Standards Organization in June.
Facial Recognition Biometric Systems at France's Airports
03/ 05 - Countries worldwide have identified biometric technology as a critical tool for preventing terrorism and sabotage to their transportation infrastructures. The French Civil Aviation Authority has been working since the beginning of the year at Lyon's airport with French IT-service provider Euxia SA and Belgian biometric-systems integrator BioWise NV to use A4Vision's 3-D facial-imaging and -recognition systems to create security badges containing facial-recognition data for 500 pilots, mechanics, and other employees with access to the airport's highly secure tarmac. The airport hopes by June to issue as many as 5,000 badges to its employees.
FacePrint Global Solutions, Inc. is dedicated to developing a slate of biometric solutions for secure identification, facial imagery products and distance-learning training for government and law enforcement agencies. FacePrint Global Solutions, Inc. offers biometric products and solutions for secure identification, facial imagery and e-learning.
FGS' SmartCard can be a passport, an ID card, a voters card, a drivers license, a resident alien card, or all in one.
FacePrint Global Solutions, Inc. is the developer of e-DNA(R) BioPrint Coding, the ground-breaking core technology supporting detailed biometric scans that can be reduced to extremely compact codes. e-DNA(R) BioPrint Coding enables rapid image capture and creation, search, transmission and re-creation without loss of image quality.
Omron recently announced they had found a way to enable facial recognition
in PDAs and mobile phones with embedded cameras.
A4Vision Inc. says its proposal to amend the existing U.S. national standard for Face Recognition Format and Data Interchange to include 3D facial-image data has been supported and co-sponsored by such groups as ID Technology Partners, Logitech, Oracle, Unisys and new A4Vision partner Motorola.
The proposed standard opens new fields of applications for vendors to incorporate 3D face-recognition technology in such new products and applications as electronic cards that could be used as e-passports along with any application where an accurate facial image needs to be stored in a small record. In part, the proposed standard provides vendors with instructions for storing a high-resolution 3D facial image in fairly large files record without any compression loss.