Dec 3 2013, 11:30pm CST | by Ehsanul Haque Kanan
On Tuesday, the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals an Apple patent entitled “Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition”, which describes about such a process in which the users will be enabled to activate their iPhones or other Apple’s devices through the face detection method.
Cnet states that in the initial stage, the system will scan the user’s face with a view to analyzing and storing important information, including texture, color, size and shape, so that it can match the data for future purposes. At the time of receiving calls, the system will examine the user’s face based on the previously stored data. If the face is matched, the user will be able to receive the phone. Otherwise, the phone will be left in the locked mode. The system can be applied in case of emails as well.
However, the technology is not bound to be used only on iPhones. The patent state that the system can be used in Apple’s other devices as well, including TVs, PDAs, and personal computers.
If Apple is really able to integrate the facial features in its devices, it will be a major innovation for not only the company but for the global technological world.
Ehsanul Haque Kanan
Ehsanul Haque Kanan is covering consumer electronics with passion. He is especially an avid follower of all things Apple.
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