The Fujitsu subsidiary PFU Limited has joined Qualcomm’s Smart Cities Accelerator Program. As a member of the accelerator, PFU will be working with Innominds to create biometric facial recognition tech for smart camera applications.
To do so, the two companies will combine Fujitsu’s facial recognition algorithms with various camera, AI, and sensor technologies, including Qualcomm’s IoT platforms and 5G tools. The collaboration will specifically focus on identity management solutions, which will in turn enable contactless authentication in industries like healthcare, retail, and law enforcement.
For its part, Innominds has developed several new solutions with Qualcomm technology over the past several years, and has particular experience in the realms of wireless, AI, and 5G. PFU is joining the accelerator through its own PFU America subsidiary.
“The collaboration will drive innovations in facial biometric systems that are simpler, smarter and more cost-effective,” said Innominds COO Anil Katakam.
“This will enrich our ecosystem of smart connected spaces and unlock new capabilities in multiple domains,” added Qualcomm Business Development Senior Director Sanjeet Pandit.
Qualcomm recently teamed up with Infinite to give companies in the Smart Cities Accelerator access to Infinite’s Zyter SmartSpaces platform. It has also announced new System-on-Chip solutions that will make high-end camera features more affordable.
(Originally posted on FindBiometrics)