Omron's Face Recognition for Mobile
OKAO Vision Face Recognition Sensor technology for camera-enabled cell phones and other devices is an alternative to passwords or fingerprint scanners for security and access control. “The technology detects 80 points on the face” explained Mr. Masato Kawade, Senior Manager of Sensing & Control Technology Lab. The sensor tests successfully more than 99 times in 100, and is fully Symbian, BREW, embedded Linux, and ITRON OS compatible. “We feel there is a large potential in overseas markets.” said Kawade.
The new sensor is made possible with OMRON’s ‘OKAO Vision’ core company sensor technology, which allows the new technology to transcend previous limits in memory capacity and processing ability by successfully downsizing and speeding up the algorithm. Further details via recent press release here.