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Luxand updates facial recognition SDK, adds Android, iOS support


Luxand has announced a major update to its facial recognition SDK, FaceSDK, which now supports iOS and Android platforms.

Among the updates, the company says real-time, motion-based identification in video streams is now possible and the new version – 5.0 – also adds automated gender recognition and improves face recognition rates compared to earlier releases.

In terms of gender recognition, FaceSDK’s success rate is 93% on still pictures and 97% in motion video streams. The new version has also improved face recognition on still images, reducing the rejection rate to 6.7% based on FRGC tests. This false rejection rate is calculated based on 0.1% false acceptance.

Also according to the company, FaceSDK 5.0 employs true motion-based face recognition and identification, eliminating the enrolment procedure completely. Every subject appearing in a video is automatically identified and tagged.

For developers working on Apple and iOS platforms, the new SDK can be used for app implementations. Luxand has also published a demo tool in the iTunes app store and in the Google Play store.

According to a recently-published research report, the global facial recognition market is estimated to grow from $1.92 billion in 2013 to $6.5 billion in 2018, at an impressive CAGR of 27.7%.

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