From Cashier-Free Stores to Advanced Police Sunglasses

 - May 23, 2018
These facial recognition systems speak to some of the greatest advancements made in smart technology recently, and highlight how the interpretation of data can be used to further security measures, save on company costs, communicate healthcare updates, and just make everyday life more convenient for consumers.

In an effort to offer consumers a better viewing experience while increasing the level of interaction that's possible on their smartphone screens, Lenovo launched its Z5 model, which has an impressive 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. In order to achieve such a high ratio, Lenovo removed its finger print reader on the front, opting for facial recognition technology instead. In addition to saving on space, this integration allows users to take advantage of the many emerging apps and services that also reply on it.

One app that uses facial recognition is called Timeless, which was developed to help Alzheimer's patients remember details about friends and family members, important dates, appointments, and more. To ensure accuracy, the Timeless app can be updated at any time by the user or a caregiver. With users able to enter their phone using a facial scan and access the app to browse images, they're able to maintain their personal security while working to remember key elements.