Periocular Recognition Facial Recognition wearing Masks
In general, face recognition requires certain conditions such as fully frontal face images as well as consistent lighting. Furthermore, facial recognition is not applicable for healthcare professionals wearing surgical masks. Due to COVID 19, everyday life is now dominated by such face masks, as well. To overcome these challenges, BioID has developed a patented periocular recognition, which recognizes a person through the area around their eyes. This means the technology is less exclusive, broadens the user population and the number of use cases. Additionally, a person who is enrolled with their eyes can be readily recognized whether or not their face is partially obscured, e.g. wearing medical masks (e.g. due to Coronavirus).