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Innovatrics adds passive liveness check to biometric digital onboarding

Innovatrics adds passive liveness check to biometric digital onboarding

Innovatrics has added passive liveness check to its biometric digital onboarding offering, the company announced.

“Our main aim was to improve the user experience of liveness checks, which require the user to follow instructions and can be cumbersome. Simple selfie for a passive liveness check cuts down enrollment time while decreasing the abandonment rates,” said Daniel Ferak, Head of Product Management at Innovatrics, in a prepared statement.

The feature does not require user interaction and complements Innovatrics’ NIST-recognized face algorithm. In April 2019, Innovatrics was briefly ranked first in the NIST FRVT 1:1 Wild category with highest biometric accuracy. This year, according to the latest biometric facial recognition benchmarks, Innovatrics maintains a leaderboard position in the NIST FRVT test for biometric accuracy with a fast matching algorithm.

The liveness feature leverages deep learning techniques and neural networks so only one photo is required to check for liveness. It can detect all generally known presentation attack techniques. While the offering was originally already equipped with an active liveness check based on eye movement, the current upgrade makes it more user-friendly. Users can choose between passive or active liveness check, or even activate both.

The differences between passive and active biometric liveness detection are explored in a recent whitepaper from ID R&D.

The passive liveness check provides a quality score for the liveness assessment so clients can tailor it to their security and user experience demands. It is performed off a standard smartphone. For now, it is a server-side component, but future plans include offering it on-device for instant check and low bandwidth use.

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