Top 8 Amazing Uses/Trends of Facial Recognition System

Dev Gupta Dev Gupta
Apr 7, 2022 4 min read
Top 8 Amazing Uses/Trends of Facial Recognition System

The face recognition market is growing rapidly and this technology is being used in various sectors across the globe. Gone are the days when we used to see face recognition technology in Sci-fi Movies. Today, even a budget smartphone has a face recognition feature. According to research, from 2021 to 2028, the global facial recognition market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.4% to reach USD 12.11 billion by 2028. Face recognition system is used in Schools, Hospitals, Banks, Laws, and many other places. Let's see some amazing uses/trends of the facial recognition system.

Finding Missing Children
Track Criminals
Help the Blind
Track College Attendance
Unlock Cars
Diagnose Diseases
Targeted Advertising
Airport Boarding

Finding Missing Children

Face recognition CCTV systems can help find missing children in no time. Parents need to give the photo of their missing child to the police. The photo will be used to match with past appearances of that face captured on video. To find the time and location where the child has been declared missing, the police will then use face recognition to search video sequences (Video Analytics). Police can find out where the child was last seen. A real-time alert can trigger an alarm whenever there is a match.

Track Criminals

Using the same Face recognition CCTV systems, police can track past criminals suspected of committing a crime. Police can use the image of the past criminal from their database to detect matches in live video.

Help the Blind

Listerine has developed a face recognition app that helps blind people. The app recognizes when the people around the blind person are smiling. The app vibrates whenever people around the blind person are smiling. This can help blind people better understand social situations and react in a better way.

Track College Attendance

Face Recognition can help to track college attendance. To track attendance in college, students need to sign on an attendance sheet but any student can sign for another student, who is bunking the class. Face recognition helps to ensure the attendance is tracked properly by tracking every student's face. In China, tablets are used to scan students' faces and match their photos against the database.

Unlock Cars

Unlocking a car using a face recognition system
Unlocking a car using a face recognition system

We have already seen electric cars but, did you imagine unlocking your cars with simple face recognition? China’s Byton has revealed a concept where users will be able to unlock their cars using face recognition. In the future, face recognition can help to lock the door handles or engine until the registered user needs to use the car.

It may happen that in the future drivers will be able to change the car settings according to their preferences. Sounds exciting right? As soon as the driver enters the car the face recognition system will detect the face and change the settings of the car according to the driver's preferences.

Diagnose Diseases

Diseases that cause detectable changes in appearance can be diagnosed by the Face Recognition System. The National Human Genome Institute Research Institute is already using the face recognition system to detect DiGeorge syndrome. It has helped diagnose the disease in 96% of cases.

Targeted Advertising

Advertising is a make-or-break thing for any brand. If the advertising resonates with the consumer then the conversion rates will eventually rise. Thus, the brand can use targeted advertising. Face recognition can help brands suggest better products to consumers after knowing their age and gender.

Airport Boarding

Airport boarding
Airport boarding

At present many airlines are using onboard facial recognition technology. More than 15 airports have face matching systems in the US to help speed up the boarding process. Trials have taken place at Los Angeles airports among many others. In fact, this technology is making a lot of buzz in Europe too.

Unfortunately, the face recognition system is not there in Indian airports. But, don't be sad. NEC Corporation India has already gotten contracts from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to set up a face recognition system. This technology will be set up in four airports in the country, Kolkata, Pune, Varanasi, and Vijayawada.


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Conclusion

In the near future, the face recognition system will become a necessity in marketing, hospitals, banks, and everywhere else. Biometrics Technology has a lot of power and can revolutionize many things. It can make our lives easy and help speed up all the time-consuming things. As you can see from the above examples, the possibilities to use this technology are endless. Things that we used to see in the movies can now become a reality.

FAQs

How does a facial recognition system work?

A facial recognition system tracks your facial features and compares them with the database of photographs and videos.

How is facial recognition being used today?

The facial recognition system is used to track criminals, unlock cars, find missing persons and in targeted advertising.

What are the problems with facial recognition?

Privacy concerns, Lack of transparency and data breaches are some of the concerns related to facial recognition.

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