"FacePass" - Development of a face-recognition security system unaffected by entrant's stance

Toshio Sato*, Hiroshi Sukegawa, Kentaro Yokoi, Hironori Dobashi, Jun Ogata, Akio Okazaki

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A face-recognition security system for access control is described that is unaffected by the stance of the entrant. Although face recognition has several advantages compared to other biometric techniques, the similarity value used for recognition is affected by the direction that the entrant is facing, the entrant's position relative to the equipment, and the lighting conditions. The proposed system eliminates the second problem by using feedback to stabilize the entrant's position and an efficient method to update the registered data. A six-month evaluation of a prototype system showed that it had a FAR(false acceptance rate) of 0.1% and a FRR(false rejection rate) of 1%. Simulation of one-to-many identification showed that contact-less security is feasible using this system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1117
Number of pages7
JournalKyokai Joho Imeji Zasshi/Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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