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Study on three-dimensional face recognition with continuous-wave time-of-flight range cameras
Author(s): Olga Ebers; Tatjana Ebers; Matthias Plaue; Thea Raduntz; Gunter Barwolff; Hartmut Schwandt
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Paper Abstract

For a number of different security and industrial applications, there is the need for reliable person identification methods. Among these methods, face recognition has a number of advantages such as being noninvasive and potentially covert. Other advantages of conventional two-dimensional face recognition, in particular, are its low data capture duration and its low cost. However, the recent introduction of fast and comparatively inexpensive time-of-flight cameras for the recording of 2.5D range data in real time calls for a closer look at three-dimentional face recognition in this context. One major disadvantage, however, is the low quality of the data acquired with this type of camera. In this paper, we investigate the feasibility of face recognition systems based on such range images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(6) 063201 doi: 10.1117/1.3593152
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 6
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Olga Ebers, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Tatjana Ebers, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Matthias Plaue, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Thea Raduntz, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Gunter Barwolff, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Hartmut Schwandt, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)

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