Top Photonics News--July 26, 2013

July 26, 2013
There is a lot happening in the facial recognition arena. Here are some news stories from the past few weeks that detail the emerging technologies and the emerging amount of attention being given to this popular subject.
Gail Overton 720

There is a lot happening in the facial recognition arena. Here are some news stories from the past few weeks that detail the emerging technologies and the emerging amount of attention being given to this popular subject:

1. Google said it couldn't be done, but hackers can apparently add facial recognition capability to Google Glass and potentially, other headworn displays now being launched on the public:
"Hacker gives Google Glass facial recognition using his own OS"

2. The next biometric facial recognition trend could be thermal imaging to view blood vessels below the skin of the face:
"ID Got You, Under the Skin"

3. NEC IT Solutions is planning to use facial recognition software to spot celebrities as they enter high-end department stores; wouldn't want to miss out on a potential big sale at the cosmetic counter!:
"High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs"

4. UC Riverside researchers are using facial recognition software to analyze busts of King Tut to find out whether they are actually images of Nefertiti:
"Facial Recognition Software Used to Analyze King Tut Images"

5. And because the facial recognition market is really booming, market analysts are trying to get a handle on what the market size and trends are:
"Facial Recognition Market: Global Advancements, Emerging Applications, Business Models and Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 - 2018)"

About the Author

Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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