RecFaces updates facial recognition to increase biometric accuracy for people wearing face masks
Russian facial verification company RecFaces announced upgrades to its Id-Guard face biometrics solution to allow for improved accuracy in identifying people wearing face masks.
The move comes amidst masks becoming mandatory in many workplaces, and the ensuing difficulty in identifying individuals correctly within office premises.
RecFaces’ biometric facial verification algorithm is able to recognize points, lines, and angles of the face as well as the placement and distance between the eyes. Because of this, Id-Guard is capable of identifying workers by scanning the upper half of their faces.
Following the new updates, RecFaces declared the accuracy of Id-Guard has been improved by 20 percent by widening recognition angles up to 90 degrees, both vertically and horizontally.
A person’s face can therefore be recognized from different angles now, even when turning their head to the sides or up and down.
Further updates to the Id-Guard platform see a new notification system added to the liveness detection function that will notify an administrator if a violation or intruder is detected.
Additional notifications have also been added to the MainFace function, to allow Id-Guard to process the face closest to the camera if several people are facing the system. This feature reduces the biometric recognition error margin by separating the detected people in the stream.
Finally, the program usability has also been enhanced, now allowing users to add desktop widgets for quick access to live video streams and information on detected people.