Novel 3D facial recognition technology can put an end to mundane log in procedures. The developed facial recognition system can recognize people despite dramatic changes in facial expressions, texture, and scale. This new system will help to improve security measures and rid us all of having to use complicated passwords that with effort and time can be hackable. A project called FR3DNet, developed by researchers at the University of Western Australia created the first prototype via facial analysis of more than 3.1 million 3D scans of more than 1,000,000 people.
Facial recognition has become highly popular in the security, surveillance and IT industries and relies on the accuracy of the software and its ability to distinguish between fake and real people. Unlike the 2D facial recognition software, the 3D has the ability to address numerous changes such as facial expressions, changes in poses, scale, etc. The data, however, is difficult to gather as the 3D facial data needs to be sourced from real subjects. As 3D cameras are becoming more widely available and affordable to the general public, the future of 3D recognition is not that far away.