FOVE eye-tracking VR headset looks to marketplace reality
Former Israeli premier Barak joins biometric start-up
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has joined the board of a local startup that specializes in biometric identification technology.
A pioneering facial recognition cane for the blind
A revolutionary 'smart' cane enabling the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family could be available soon, thanks to students at Birmingham City University.
Making robots more human
Most people are naturally adept at reading facial expressions—from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling—to tell what others are feeling. Now scientists have developed ultra-sensitive, ...
Philosophers put forward a new emotion recognition model
Philosophers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have put forward a new model that explains how humans recognise the emotions of others. According to their theory, humans are capable of perceiving feelings directly via pattern ...
Research seeks to make robotic 'human patient simulators'
A young doctor leans over a patient who has been in a serious car accident and invariably must be experiencing pain. The doctor's trauma team examines the patient's pelvis and rolls her onto her side to check ...
Windows 10 devices to allow sign in with face, iris
The new Windows 10 operating system will allow users to sign in to a device without a password by using biometrics, including facial recognition, Microsoft announced Tuesday.
China's Alibaba shows off pay-with-your-face technology at IT fair
China's Internet tycoon Jack Ma, founder of giant online merchant Alibaba, gave a glimpse of the future when he demonstrated a new e-payment system using facial recognition at the CeBIT IT fair in Germany.
As hacking grows, biometric security gains momentum
With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection—mainly using biometrics—are gaining momentum.
Study finds significant facial variation in pre-Columbian South America
A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between seven different pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru – disproving a longstanding perception ...
Dogs know that smile on your face
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human faces, according to a new study in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 12. The discovery represents the first solid evidence that a ...
Smartphone app tracks students' class attendance automatically
Do you want to know how often your college student attends class? Missouri University of Science and Technology has an app for that.
Machine learning offers insights into evolution of monkey faces
Computers are able to use monkey facial patterns not only to correctly identify species, but also distinguish individuals within species, a team of scientists has found. Their findings, which rely on computer ...
The 'human' side of robots at electronics show
She stood on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show, carried on conversations, blinked her eyes and sang a convincing rendition of "Take Me Home, Country Roads."