Cognitec recognizes Android faces

In response to the growing demand for mobile face recognition technology, Cognitec says it now offers customers FaceVACS recognition engine for Android-based application development. Cognitec’s software development kit FaceVACS-SDK provides development tools for the most common face recognition functions: enrollment, verification and identification. Additional functionality is provided for finding human faces and eyes in images, for tracking faces in video streams, and for analyzing and checking face characteristics for biometric photo acquisition. In the last few years, security and consumer markets have started to explore the use of portable face recognition applications. Police, intelligence and military forces use mobile devices to identify suspects on the street. The handheld device captures the suspect photo and compares it to image databases on the device or on central systems connected through mobile networks. Cognitec adds that face recognition applications can support secure login and authentication procedures, for the device itself or via apps on the phone or tablet.