FotoNation Shows Off Depth-Sensing Facial Recognition at MWC 2018

FotoNation is showing off a new facial recognition system for mobile devices at this week’s Mobile World Congress event. Dubbed FaceSafe, the system is designed to take advantage of depth detection for enhanced, 3D-like facial recognition.FotoNation Shows Off Depth-Sensing Facial Recognition at MWC 2018

In a statement announcing the new solution, the Xperi Corporation subsidiary claimed an accuracy rate comparable to that of the iPhone X‘s Face ID system, asserting that FaceSafe has “a false acceptance rate of one in a million”, and that it can identify a user in under 150 milliseconds. FotoNation also said the solution offers an anti-spoofing capability and a “small memory footprint”, and that it can operate in a range of lighting conditions.

FaceSafe is one of multiple mobile device facial recognition solutions to have arrived in the wake of the iPhone X, and is being showcased at MWC 2018 alongside rivals like a new depth-sensing facial recognition solution from Egis Technology. Apple’s Face ID system appears to have prompted a shift in the mobile industry toward facial recognition for biometric user authentication, now that fingerprint scanners are a commonplace smartphone feature – at least, that’s what Egis and FotoNation are banking on with their new solutions. For its part, FotoNation has previously demonstrated a certain prowess in mobile biometrics, particularly in the areas of iris and face scanning.

FotoNation is showing off its latest solution from booth 1E60 in Hall 1 of the Fira Gran Via, the venue which will host MWC until its conclusion on March 1st.