trinamiX’s beam profile analysis boosts biometric facial recognition on mobile devices
Since February, German BASF subsidiary trinamiX has been part of Qualcomm’s software accelerator program, actively developing its beam profile analysis technology to improve biometric performance, among other applications. Qualcomm has been closely involved in helping the technology scale, working alongside the startup to make it available for multiple devices and verticals, the company says in a blog post.
Beam profile analysis technology is an innovative, advanced process that enhances device security through live skin detection to prevent fraud and breaches with masks, photos or fake liveness, trinamiX says. The technology analyzes the profile of infrared laser spots with an infrared CMOS sensor.
A single camera system collects a 2D IR image, a 3D depth map and facial material classification properties. This makes the hardware module easy to build, as it only requires a CMOS camera and an IR dot projector.
To increase biometric facial recognition security, trinamix is leveraging the Qualcomm Snapdragon AI engine for Android, which makes embedding easy with devices running this OS. Potential use cases include robotics, photo and video effects, hand tracking in medicine and extended reality (XR), automotive, professional-level Bokeh and segmentation.
Following successful pilots, the company moved on to the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. The engine’s 15TOPs of AI horsepower enhanced performance 10 times, according to the announcement. The technology is expected to be embedded in mobile devices by Q1 of 2021.