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Method and Apparatus for Using Thermal Infrared for Face Recognition (US Patent No. 7406184)

Photonics Spectra
Nov 2008
Inventors have patented an apparatus and methodology that incorporate thermal infrared imaging into a complete end-to-end face recognition system. The invention uses video imagery sensed in subspectra of both the reflective and thermal infrared domains to detect a face, to create a face representation template, and to match or compare the template of an unknown individual with a stored database or gallery of face templates.
Applications: Access control; verification; identification; surveillance; monitoring
Assignee: Equinox Corp. (New York)
Inventors: L. Wolff, D. Socolinsky, C. Eveland, A. Selinger and J. Neuheisel
Filing/Publication Date: 07-03-03/07-29-08

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