Facial recognition Archive

New authentication solution based on body parts recognition

Yahoo has announced a new biometric authentication solution based on the recognition of distinct parts of the body, with no hardware needed for enrolment except a capacitive touchscreen. During the 2015 Computer-Human Interaction Conference (CHI) in Seoul, Yahoo researchers demonstrated the solution called Bodyprint. Bodyprint can scan users’ ears, knuckles, palms and fingers when they

Researchers using facial recognition technology to predict human longevity

Jay Olshansky, PhD, a researcher at the University of Illinois, is working on a new method to predict the life expectancy of a person that is based on facial recognition technology, according to a report in the Washington Post. The inspiration came from a conversation with a security company worker, who observed that the time

Comparison of biometrics based security methods

Biometric technology continues to grow as an authentication method that is replacing passwords as well as other methods of security identification. When biometrics is used, several variations must be considered because there is no single biometric method that works best in every scenario. Let’s take a look at the different methods of biometric identification. 1.

From travel permits to biometric identification

In the past, people did not make a habit of traveling so there was no need to carry an identity document to verify personal data like modern-day passports. People generally lived and died in the same country or territory where they were born. Travel permits were granted to people upon request by kings, and these

Orlando implements biometric devices to receive international flights

Orlando International Airport has installed biometric devices to help speed up the immigration process for passengers arriving from countries with visa exemptions. Passengers who have received the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) can make use of these devices. Upon arrival in the United States, the passengers can fill out their customs declaration forms, present

Facial biometrics and voice registry to ensure Internet access

An English company has developed software that identifies people using a mix of facial and vocal biometrics.  Although the technology is currently in trial, it is showing a lot of promise. It is more convenient for users because they do not have to worry about remembering their passwords or paying for calls to reestablish forgotten