How Does Facial Recognition in Time Clocks Work?
Facial recognition technology came a long way since it was pioneered in the 1960s.
Midex offers facial recognition time clocks that work in the following way: (1) detection of a human face (including differentiating between live human faces and human faces from photos and videos), (2) pose estimation, (3) quality review (to make sure that the brightness, clarity and pose angle are acceptable), (4) face alignment and feature extraction (e.g. of eyes, nose and mouth, and might require movement, zooming and rotation of the features), and (5) recognition (by checking the extracted features against previously set-up templates). The advanced face recognition algorithm allows the process to take place in less than a second, preventing people from forming lines at entrances/exits. Eye glasses, make-up, different styling, a range of background light, and various angles of the face do not hinder the facial recognition process.
Newer time clocks can even recognize faces wearing masks (which is quite convenient in the current COVID-19 pandemic work environment), as well as measure temperature. The touchless technology helps keep work environments safe; our facial recognition time clocks are successfully used in a range of industries, including nursing homes, hotels, hospitals, factories, and others.