3D facial recognition

Qualcomm & Himax Team Up To Bring Low-Power Depth Sensing To Face Recognition, AR, VR

Qualcomm & Himax Team Up To Bring Low-Power Depth Sensing To Face Recognition, AR, VR

“The end result will be a Structured Light Module (or ‘SLiM’) that can bring low-power depth sensing capabilities to a range of applications including AR and VR, and facial recognition.” Qualcomm has teamed up with fabless semiconductor company Himax to further advance its 3D depth sensing technologies. The news comes just a couple of weeks…

BRIEF: What’s Next for iPhone Biometrics?

BRIEF: What’s Next for iPhone Biometrics?

Apple is the key pioneer behind the mobile biometrics revolution, which it launched with the introduction of its Touch ID system in 2013. Now, with rival Samsung establishing itself as another biometrics innovator in its promotion of mobile iris scanning, Apple is facing pressure to reassert itself in this technological field. Yet little is known…

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

First unveiled at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the HomePod represents the next branch in Apple’s product line. It’s aimed at competing with devices like Amazon’s Echo, offering users what is essentially an immobile robot assistant – you can ask it to play music, to dim connected smart lights, even to offer a traffic update…

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

The HomePod firmware code dump is quickly turning into Apple’s Panama Papers, with respect to leaks pertaining to this year’s new iPhone. To recap: Code for the HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, was mistakenly posted online at the end of last month, and developers were quick to trawl it for hints about features in…

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

Newly discovered code for Apple’s HomePod firmware suggests that the next iPhone could be able to recognize your face even if it’s lying on a nearby table. It’s another finding from what’s turning into a trove of information – albeit largely unconfirmed info – from code meant for developers working with Apple’s forthcoming smart home…

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Another dive into Apple’s HomePod code has turned up a new pearl: Apple appears to be bringing facial recognition to Apple Pay. The new findings come immediately after the revelation that lines of code for the firmware of HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home hub device, appear to refer to an infrared facial recognition capability in…

Chincotech Preparing 3D Facial Recognition Field Tests

Chincotech Preparing 3D Facial Recognition Field Tests

Tokyo-based Chincotech is getting ready to start trial field tests of a biometric authentication solution that it says is 99.9 percent accurate. The system combines voice and 3D facial recognition for user authentication via mobile devices. It attained its high accuracy rate in lab tests, with Chincotech now preparing field tests with two unnamed banking…

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

Lines of code for the firmware of Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, the HomePod, appear to offer further evidence that Apple is planning to incorporate infrared facial recognition into this year’s new iPhone. Revealed in a tweet by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, the code features references to ‘face detection’ and ‘infrared capture’ with respect to a…

Is Apple Really Giving Up On Touch ID For The Next iPhone?

Is Apple Really Giving Up On Touch ID For The Next iPhone?

Apple may be giving up on integrating a fingerprint sensor into the display of its next major iPhone – and may be giving up on Touch ID entirely. The new rumors come by way of Bloomberg, which cites “people familiar with the product” in reporting that Apple is indeed working on a 3D facial recognition…

UWE Bristol Teams with Private Sector Partner to Develop Commercial 3D Facial Recognition Tech

UWE Bristol Teams with Private Sector Partner to Develop Commercial 3D Facial Recognition Tech

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has partnered with UK-based facial biometrics specialist Customer Clever to develop a commercial 3D facial recognition system. The companies have embarked on a two-year project together, with joint funding of £170,000. In a statement announcing the project on its website, UWE Bristol asserted that its Centre for…

Facial Recognition Market to Reach $9.6 Billion by 2020: Report

Facial Recognition Market to Reach $9.6 Billion by 2020: Report

The global facial recognition market is going to reach a value of $9.6 billion by 2022, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. That’s going to reflect growth of 21.3 percent (CAGR) for the forecast period starting last year, the market research firm says. In a report synopsis, Allied Market Research asserted that…

New Forensic System Constructs 3D Faces From Still Images

New Forensic System Constructs 3D Faces From Still Images

A research team from the University of Twente’s Services, Cybersecurity and Safety department has developed a new system for forensic facial recognition. The Dutch researchers outlined their method in the IET Biometrics academic journal. Basically, the system enables the construction of a virtual, 3D face based on multiple still images of a face from various…

FacialNetwork Brings 3D Facial Recognition to Smartphones

FacialNetwork Brings 3D Facial Recognition to Smartphones

Mobile facial recognition developer FacialNetwork has announced a new and very secure authentication app. Called ZoOm, the app will soon be available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store. Basically, the app authenticates the user via video selfie. While taking a selfie, the user moves her smartphone towards her face, allowing the app’s biometric system…