The first one was first highlighted in our 2013 report titled ‘Take a Peek at a Few Key PrimeSense Patents that Apple Gained,'” Purcher reports. “The patent covers in-depth 2D and 3D mapping in context with face detection which is a precursor to facial recognition. In the second patent we cover a new iPhone dock using a flexible connector system.”
“Apple’s granted patent that originated with PrimeSense, covers a method for face detection, which includes capturing a depth map and an image of a scene,” Purcher reports. “One or more locations in the image are selected to test for presence of human faces. At each selected location, a respective face detection window is defined, having a size that is scaled according to a depth coordinate of the location that is indicated by the depth map. A part of the image that is contained within each face detection window is processed to determine whether the face detection window contains a human face.”
Read more,and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]