Often seen in sci-fi or fantasy, facial recognition is a computer application that can identify or verify a person based on a digital image or video that has been previously supplied. The program compares facial features from images and a facial database to determine if the ‘face’ matches the ID of the individual wishing to gain access to a secure area.
Face recognition and facial recognition algorithms identify features on an individual’s face by focusing on particular features, which may set apart the individual from others. Facial recognition uses a digital algorithm to match features on an individual's face including their size or shape of eyes, nose, cheekbones, jaw and any distinguishing features on the face.
Algorithms can be either geometric or photometric, which allows the programs to compare each value to eliminate any variables to determine the correct individual based on the photographic evidence.
Ways that face recognition can be determined is via a range of analysis including 3D recognition, skin texture analysis, and thermal cameras.
3D recognition - claims to improve the accuracy of facial recognition and captures more information based on the shape of the face. Contours are used to identify the face from a range of angles and cameras also focus on sensors, which can improve the facial recognition process.
Skin texture analysis - lines, patterns and spots on the face are analysed based on the space and ratio of the face. These details are captured from scanned images.
Thermal cameras - electric sensors capture thermal waves on the face, improving the accuracy of the analysis and being more efficient when individuals are captured in outdoor environments or on sunny or cloudy days.
Freelancer facial recognition experts use a range of software programs that have face recognition ability. Software programs may include digiKam, DeepFace, FotoBounce, Windows Live Photo Gallery, OpenCV, Lightroom, iPhoto, and Picture Motion Browser.
Home security, airports and security companies are stepping up their facial recognition technology and taking advantage of the technology to increase security measures and add an extra layer of security at cross-border checkpoints and airports. As well as this, facial recognition is being used at sporting events, concerts, political rallies and even ATM to track any criminal activity.
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