CyberLink FaceMe adds “social distancing” features
24 June 2020 17:59 GMT

CyberLink, a pioneer in AI and facial recognition technologies, today announced new updates to its landmark facial recognition software development kit, FaceMe, designed to assist with the reopening of the global economy as the world curtails the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s no question that COVID-19 has changed the way we work and live, with a timetable for a certain return to normalcy riddled with uncertainty. It is now a fact of life, alongside the idea that wearing a mask in public is essential protection to fight the virus”

Available immediately, FaceMe, one of the world’s most accurate facial recognition engines as deemed by the world standard NIST Facial Recognition Vendor Test, can detect whether or not individuals are wearing a face mask, and if they are wearing it properly fully covering the mouth and nose, while also being able to perform facial recognition. The features work for assorted types of masks, including but not limited to medical, cloth, fiber or N95 masks, and can do so for all faces and through various angles.

Over the next months, CyberLink will also introduce thermal body imaging and crowd counting to FaceMe, to assist in distanced temperature detection of individuals as well as the density of people in public venues.

The FaceMe platform can now be integrated into retail point-of-sales systems, security cameras, digital signage and other connected devices to determine that individuals in required areas are wearing a face mask, and notifying pre-designated personnel if they are not. As health officials continue to call for individuals to wear masks whenever they are in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, facial recognition engines must evolve to help businesses, municipalities and other organizations remain compliant with these guidelines and protect people at large.

Further, the new updates to FaceMe allow it to precisely perform facial recognition on people wearing masks and verify their credentials, enabling a wide range of “contactless solutions” such as touchless sign-in and payment, employee time and attendance tracking, and access monitoring, as well as mask compliance control within workplaces and other areas.

“It’s no question that COVID-19 has changed the way we work and live, with a timetable for a certain return to normalcy riddled with uncertainty. It is now a fact of life, alongside the idea that wearing a mask in public is essential protection to fight the virus,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “With the power of AI, FaceMe can help ensure that we are all doing our part and wearing a mask in public while also enabling key business-oriented contactless solutions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and other diseases now, and in the future.”

 

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