December 30, 2011

Apple Patent Describes New Type of Face-Recognition Tech


Swipe to unlock could be a thing of the past and iOS users could soon be using facial recognition technology to lock or unlock their iDevices. Wired reports.

quotemarksright.jpgAs described in a recently discovered patent, Apple’s method would sense when a user is approaching the device — for example, if it’s seated in a dock, and the user walks toward it. The device would then use its image processor to execute facial recognition to unlock the device, all with low battery penalties. If the device is used for business applications, higher security levels could even be set. quotesmarksleft.jpg

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