AI-enhanced face, voice and speech recognition company Sensory has announced that its TrulySecure face and voice biometric solution has been updated to recognize users while wearing masks, a practice that is becoming the new normal in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the globe in recent months.
TrulySecure uses both face and voice biometrics in a single software development kit (SDK) to allow developers to leverage a multimodal biometric approach to authentication that can help address challenges like users wearing masks or noisy environments.
The system uses both systems in concert to help authenticate individuals, falling back on voice biometrics if a face is partially obscured, and alternatively using face biometrics to provide an extra layer of verification if an environment is too noisy.
With governments across the world imposing lockdown measures and physical distancing restrictions, masks have become a requirement to enter many public and private buildings like grocery stores and hospitals. The facial recognition industry has scrambled to adapt to the new reality that many people who rely on facial recognition to authenticate won’t be able to do so due to the presence of masks.
TrulySecure allows users multiple enrollments, so they can register their faceprint with and without a mask, while also being able to enroll their voiceprint both with and without a mask, helping to cover most authentication scenarios.
“In unprecedented times like these, device manufacturers and app developers are being challenged to find new ways to keep people safe and secure,” said Sensory CEO Todd Mozer. “TrulySecure does just that, allowing apps and devices to recognize and authenticate users in all conditions, even when wearing masks, thus eliminating the need for people to touch their face or remove their masks when in public.”
Mozer adds that the updated Sound ID component of TrulySecure is also now able to recognize noises — like a cough or a sneeze — that may indicate an individual is sick; and users can track their health using a smartphone or wearable, receiving a notification when the system detects an increase in the rate of coughing or sneezing.
June 3, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis