That's an interesting application. Let's see how the pilot goes.
The 'blink' feature is interesting. I am curious if it can be beaten by taking a photo and some basic digital editing to create a 'virtual' blink.
Eventually, biometrics will be used for online payments and accessing secured content but you have to imagine there will have to be a single 'standard' to make it easier for the hundred of millions of sites / apps / programs to reasonably integrate with.
I have a retail customer in Brasil that verifies by face recognition to the bank when making large large retail purchase. Been happening since 2009 or so.
the banks use the commercial program to verify someone is who they say they are. The bank has a photo of the face and the program tells the retailer the confidence grade of the match. Th retailer is also looking at the captured face and the face the bank has on file. They also are getting other information as well to verifiy. If all checks out then the store issues credit and a purchase can be made.
a Logitech camera similar to ones you would see at customs or port of entry. Image is sent from VMS to bank.
I think it's a great idea. It's only a few years ago we saw the introduction of "tap n'go" technology in Australia, however, the fact that anyone can use the card for transactions under $100 has resulted in a huge increase in card fraud.
My wish is that camera manufacturers would start taking facial recognition more seriously. In my opinion, surviellance systems that work with banking and other verification applications would help cut the fraud down as well as give manufacturers some increased sales potential.
Just a thought...