Facial Recognition to Replace Train Tickets

Facial Recognition to Replace Train Tickets

Researchers at the University of Bristol have created a 3D facial recognition system possessing the potential to replace paying for items and tickets, according to Bristol Post News in June 2017.
Face recognition systems are already in use outside Britain, however, these depend upon 2D image matching. The new 3D facial recognition system has more scope and could soon be used commercially at shops while buying items and at security passages allowing you to get into events, sports venues and inter-city stations by using your face.

This project has been backed up by the British Government to help in its rapid commercialization. The system allows people to connect with banking and security systems by simply looking into a screen for half a minute, which is one step ahead of contactless cards, PIN numbers, eye scans, and fingerprints.
The use of this technology would save time usually spent by passengers passing through the customs check at airports, without the need of carrying a ticket.
This project has a secured funding of US$ 223,363 and will be supervised by experts from UWE’s Centre for Machine Vision department, which has been working on facial recognition technology for ten years.
“Current available 2D systems may be fooled into incorrect identification whereas our 3D solution provides pinpoint accuracy mapping your face down to skin texture levels. For national or high security, border control and locations where access control is paramount, our 3D solution provides an extra layer of confidence not available in many of the 2D solutions.” Said Professor Smith, who is working on the 3D technology.
This new system is capable of effectively producing a unique impression of the face, which shows finer details and blemishes such as scars and wrinkles on a person’s face. The detection process of this facial recognition system is much quicker and effective than the commonly used fingerprint or iris recognition these days.

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