StereoVision Imaging developing portable multi-biometric system for identification at a distance
Facial recognition and remote sensing technology firm StereoVision Imaging (SVI) has announced on Wednesday it has begun the development of a new, portable biometric long-distance identification system.
The SVI’s dual chirp 4D FMCW LiDAR can identify individuals and objects at long distances via eye-safe laser and is capable of detecting biometric signatures including breathing, heart rate, and gait.
The patent for the new technology was recently approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and assigned number 9,872,639. According to SVI, the development of this technology has cost the company more than $100 million in R&D investments over 11 years.
The new LiDAR with facial recognition capabilities will now be integrated into the company’s commercial entry system, the CES-S400.
The system can capture 2D, 3D, and 4D facial data, and perform instantaneous sub-millimeter measurements of a person or object’s range and velocity from a distance.
Beyond its face biometrics capabilities, the CES-S400 also offers acoustics surveillance features, such as covert, standoff voice detection even through glass windows.
It can also detect skin vibrations and consequently measure individuals’ heart rate and breathing rates from a distance.
SVI recently partnered with Idemia NSS to combine its technology with Idemia’s biometric software for government agency use.