CEATEC - Omron demonstrates facial-recognition technology

Omron showed off its latest facial-recognition technology at the Ceatec exhibition in Japan.

Do you find your employees not smiling when greeting customers? Japanese component maker Omron's Okao Vision family of facial-recognition products can help.

Omron showed off at this week's Ceatec exhibition in Japan the capabilities of its Okao Vision technology that recognizes when a person is smiling, and can evaluate how big their grin is. The technology can be used in a digital camera to sense when photo subjects are smiling and ready for their picture to be taken, said James Seddon, a spokesman for the company.

The smile-evaluation technology, which can monitor multiple faces in the same image, could be used by a company to train its employees how to smile, he said.

A similar technology is used with Sony's Smile Shutter function, announced in August with the company's DSC-T200 camera. Smile Shutter first finds faces and waits until everyone is smiling before it takes a picture. While Sony is not using Omron's smile-evaluation technology, the component maker hopes to see another vendor put its technology to use, Seddon said.

The Okao Vision line consists of a range of facial-recognition technology. Offerings include an identification technology, which can recognize individual faces; the ability to estimate gender and age based on facial characteristics; a tracking technology that can detect and track the movements of a human body; and the ability to estimate where a person is looking based on the orientation of their face and gaze.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Sumner Lemon

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?