More Trends in Face Recognition Software

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Last week we looked at a few trends in face recognition software. As we shared in that article, “Trends in face recognition software are constantly going through amazing changes. According to Trend Report, the future of face recognition technology could include advanced security invention such as car ignitions that work with face recognition and access to your bank account via a retinal scan. Changes in face recognition trends could also include different ways to pay for your items at a store, and even more web security that we have today. Imagine being able to go to a counter and smile at the camera and walk away without having to hand over any cash or pull out a debit card. Face recognition technology could make that possible.” Here are a few more trends in face recognition software.

Tracking Health Records

Face recognition software can now be used to track a person’s health care and their health records. With face recognition technology, doctor’s can actually keep a more accurate account of a patient’s use of medication, support more efficient pain management programs, and even help diagnose certain genetic diseases. In fact, according to Gemalto, face recognition software can detect DiGeorge syndrome with an almost 97% success rate. Imagine how much faster a person could be treated in the emergency room if their medical records, insurance information, billing information, address, and identity were all available from a 5-second look into a camera.

No more waiting forever to fill out paperwork, trying to remember which medications you are taking, or having to pull out your ID. No more worry about forgetting your insurance card, or concern that a doctor won’t know your history if you are unconscious. Better yet, what if an emergency medical technician could simply scan your face at an accident scene and already know your medical history? Diabetics, people with only one kidney, people on various medications, heart patients, and others would have their information right there for the emergency personnel, whether they are alert enough to tell it or not.

Granting Access to Large Events

The Olympic Games that are to be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 will be a huge example of the use of face recognition technology. According to the report from Gemalto, it will be used to identify those who are authorized to be at the games and allow them access. Face recognition software will also enhance the visitors’ individual experiences and improve their safety. This technology is already being tested in airports in Sydney to do much the same thing, moving people through security much faster and with more accuracy of identifying threats.

This type of use was first implemented at the Super Bowl football game in Tampa, Florida in 2001. Later that same year, a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York claimed the lives of almost 3000 Americans. That attack opened the minds of some who had formerly been opposed to using face recognition technology to scan crowds. However, that technology could stop a terrorist from being able to carry out a similar attack on crowded places such as airports, ball games, concerts, and more. It can even prevent them from entering a country via airports, train stations, and border crossings.

Those are a few trends in face recognition software. Next week we will look at the implication for privacy and security with this technology.