Apple is developing a new technology to bring Face ID to a new level
- Tram Ho
Face ID on the iPhone is still the best face recognition technology on smartphones today, but not without defects.
Although Face ID is still active in the identification of each person’s face and detecting their ways of circumvention, it is still tricked by the twins in the family. Previously, when the iPhone X was first released, there were a series of YouTube videos proving this problem.
Face ID has not changed so much since its launch, but perhaps, Apple will have to “reform” this technology on its iPhone 2019. According to BGR sources, Apple’s next iPhone models will integrate next-generation Face ID versions that are faster and more standard. Moreover, Apple is also working hard to develop this technology to help it differentiate between twins, siblings and other family members, who inadvertently have strange similarities. together.
In a new patent published by USPTO this week, Apple describes in detail a method that Face ID can take advantage of “skin images” to identify users more accurately. . As the name suggests, this technology can identify subcutaneous traits, such as blood vessels and veins.
This patent describes:
“ Evaluating subcutaneous features during face recognition validation can be helpful in distinguishing between users who have face-to-face (eg siblings or twins).
Besides, using this element can prevent the ability to unlock the device with another user trying to wear a mask or using other face copying methods. ”
This patent further explains that, although external facial features between people in relatives may be similar, but the “venous shape” beneath the facial layers is often the only characteristic. of each person ”and even different even identical twins.
” Therefore, using the evaluation of venous characteristics (and the shape of veins) under the facial layers can help to distinguish between siblings, twins, or more users. Similar features on the face. Take advantage of the absorption properties of blood at a specific wavelength to detect veins or other blood vessels located beneath the skin layers. The absorption properties of blood vessels can be very helpful in distinguishing the venous characteristics in the user’s eyes. ”
Although it seems that Apple will not include this ultrasound imaging technology on products this year, this patent shows that Apple is still working hard to improve Face ID’s functionality and to ensure that Their biometric authentication system, which is amazing, will become even more powerful.
Source : GenK