CyberLink has released a new face and temperature screening solution designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. To that end, FaceMe Health combines temperature detection, mask detection, and facial recognition in one convenient software package.
According to CyberLink, FaceMe Health can run on any computer with an 8th generation Intel Core i3 processor, as long as that computer is connected to the webcam and thermal scanner needed to perform the actual scans. Those cameras can be connected through a simple USB plugin. FaceMe Health is also compatible with select IP camera models.
The low technology requirements should make the technology more accessible for smaller venues that may not be able to afford a more complex security setup. If the system determines that someone is not wearing a mask, is not wearing a mask properly, or running an elevated temperature, it will issue a notification so the appropriate personnel can conduct a more thorough investigation.
It will do the same if it does not recognize the person in question. CyberLink claims that FaceMe Health is 95 percent accurate when asked to identify people wearing masks, which sets it apart from algorithms that have struggled with mask identification. The company indicated that the solution is accurate regardless of the type of mask worn and the demographic of the wearer, and that it can spot anyone who tries to fool the system (such as someone who holds a hand in front of their face to try to simulate a mask).
“Mask wearing [has] become the common experience as an effective means to prevent the spread of the virus,” said CyberLink CEO Jau Huang. “With our expertise in artificial intelligence, we have pooled our resources to help businesses and other organizations plan their reopening strategy with a more efficient means to conduct health screening and contactless authentication – for both now and post-pandemic.”
The new release blends several different CyberLink technologies. The company upgraded FaceMe’s mask recognition capabilities back in June, and then supplemented that with thermal screening in July. FaceMe Health can be deployed at restaurants and retail outlets, in addition to larger venues like schools, hospitals, and airports.
August 19, 2020 – by Eric Weiss