3D imaging and infrared sensing expert, trinamiX GmbH, has joined the Qualcomm Software Accelerator Program to enable its patented technology for "live skin" detection as the new gold-standard for facial recognition across mobile devices. Through this new collaboration with trinamiX and Qualcomm Technologies, OEM customers will now be able to use the trinamiX proprietary Beam Profile Analysis technology, which extracts 3 data streams from a single camera system: a 2D IR image, a 3D depth map and most uniquely – material classification.
Through this fundamentally new approach to security, it is now possible to combine standard facial-recognition algorithms from any 3rd party with the unique ability to sense "live skin." This eliminates the ability to fool the phone into unlocking via a mask, a high-resolution print or even a 3D rendering of the rightful owner's facial features. trinamiX patented technology enables an industry-leading, secure and robust facial recognition solution for devices ranging from smartphones to laptops and up to securing access control systems.
The material classification is accomplished through trinamiX proprietary algorithms that run on the Qualcomm Hexagon Processor on Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platforms. This ability to classify and identify materials based on their physical properties is a result of trinamiX research and development while operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE, the world's leading chemical company. trinamiX is operationally independent while at the same time also having unique and unprecedented access to the expertise and experience of the entire BASF Group.