21 August 2010

Slashdot | Real-Time, Detailed Face Tracking On a Nokia N900

Slashdot | Real-Time, Detailed Face Tracking On a Nokia N900:
'Researchers at the University of Manchester this week revealed a detailed face tracker that runs in real-time on the Nokia N900 mobile phone. Unlike existing mobile face trackers (video) that give an approximate position and scale of the face, Manchester's embedded Active Appearance Model accurately tracks a number of landmarks on and around the face such as the eyes, nose, mouth and jawline. The extra level of detail that this provides potentially indicates who the user is, where they are looking and how they are feeling. The face tracker was developed as part of a face- and voice-verification system for controlling access to mobile internet applications such as e-mail, social networking and on-line banking.'
In both Suki book series, voyeur cams have some capability of tracking individuals. It is a bigger factor for Suki in the Suki With A Twist series.

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