iPhone X Face ID was developed in Israel
15 October, 2017
An analysis published this week by Frost and Sullivan has revealed that this facial recognition technology originated in PrimeSense, an Israeli 3D sensor company that was acquired by Apple
One of the most striking features og Apple’s iPhone X is its revolutionary Face ID. It is based on a state-of-the-art TrueDepth camera system made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator, and powered by A11 Bionic to accurately map and recognize a face. These technologies work together to securely unlock iPhone, enable Apple Pay, gain access to secure apps and many more new features.
An analysis published this week by Frost and Sullivan has revealed that this facial recognition technology is offered by a 3D sensor company from Israel called PrimeSense, that powered the Gesture recognition technology on Microsoft Xbox. Later it was acquired by Apple for approximately $350 million (November 2013).
“While you follow the on-screen instructions to set up your face ID, a dot projector produces more than 30,000 dots of invisible IR light on your face to create a three-dimensional map of your facial landscape, measures and stores your face biological characteristic.”
According to Frost and Sullivan, This IR image is the base on which the phone will authenticate the user. “The images are sent to the neural engine which can perform over 600 billion operations per second, and it’s used to do real-time processing of Face ID recognition.”
The analysts believe that this technology may pave the way for Apple into the smart car market. “Apple could potentially come with a full in house capability – not only look at the autonomous car, but could very well be a competition to the OS vendors, Biometric partners and eventually of course the content providers.”