Trueface partners with iryx for contactless biometrics with body temperature checks
It is now possible to carry out checks for elevated body temperatures, frictionless biometric identity verification as well as spoof detection using one solution, according to the announcement of a partnership between Trueface and iryx.
In a blog post, a computer vision software developer at Trueface said the solution was developed to ensure a fast and contactless process of temperature checks, as opposed to the time-consuming and risky manual method with handheld temperature devices.
The biometric solution, which is supported by iryx’s AI-powered thermal indoor mini camera built with an advanced onboard computer vision engine capable of performing high level machine learning inference, detects the location of the inner canthus of the eye and then extracts the maximum temperature there using machine learning, the blog post explains.
The Trueface solution also has other features, such as a rich developer API which makes it possible for information such as temperature, face mask labels, and liveness information to be streamed.
Meanwhile, the API can also be used to activate Trueface’s facial recognition system using the iryx camera, making it the unique solution with which businesses can be able to biometrically identify persons coming into their premises and at the same time checking if they have elevated body temperatures, the post notes.
The article adds that the biometric spoof detection option is one of the most important, is accessible from the developer API which comes with the Trueface EBT solution, and can detect attacks arising from impersonation on digital and physical access scenarios.
It further explains that it is difficult to spoof with the passive thermal spoof detection system because it compares the temperature profile of the detected face to the expected temperature profile of a human face.
The post concludes by saying that the Trueface and iryx solution is seen as enabling a more dynamic response to pandemic-related challenges.
Trueface is among the winners announced for Phase 1 of a NIST challenge on applying computer vision to improving public safety, as well as recognition for innovative use of biometrics for safe travel at a conference, in late-2020.