FaceScan is partnering with CyberLink to add facial recognition capabilities to its own line of temperature detection kiosks. The FaceScan kiosks offer contactless temperature screening, and can help promote better health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To that end, CyberLink’s FaceMe facial recognition engine will allow FaceScan to supplement its temperature scans with facial recognition and mask detection. The facial recognition utility will enable biometric identification and access control, giving registered users a touchless way to confirm their identities and check in when they arrive at a venue.
The mask detection feature, meanwhile, will help venues enforce mask requirements. The system can tell whether or not someone is wearing a mask, and can send an alert to operators if that mask is not being worn properly. FaceMe can similarly notify administrators when it spots select individuals.
FaceScan cited FaceMe’s speed, accuracy, and low cost as key factors motivating its decision. In that regard, FaceMe has achieved accuracy rates of 99.7 percent in independent NIST testing, and a robust 98.9 percent accuracy rate when masks are involved. The solution will also guide FaceScan’s thermal sensor to each user’s forehead to enable faster face and temperature detection scans. The enhanced FaceScan system will be able to perform a facial recognition match and a temperature check in under a second, which corresponds to a 300 percent speed improvement when measured against its predecessor.
“Facial recognition is enhancing our everyday lives, from physical access and data protection, to enabling contactless experiences that are relevant for the fight against COVID-19,” said CyberLink Chairman and CEO Jau Huang. “Thanks to the comprehensive feature set of FaceMe, we were uniquely positioned to provide FaceScan with core functionalities while supporting a positive and unintrusive experience for customers and employees.”
The FaceMe engine recently made it to the top three of the latest ICCV anti-spoofing challenge rankings. The technology has been integrated with ASUS’ Tinker Board 2 SBC to support facial recognition in more IoT devices.
October 20, 2021 – by Eric Weiss