Visage Technologies AB is a private company making computer vision software for face tracking and analysis. The primary product is a multiplatform software development kit visage|SDK. Our technology is licensed by more than 130 clients in 35 countries, ranging from small start-ups to large multinationals, as well as academic and research institutions.
Our technology features face and head tracking, including state-of-the-art face detection, eye tracking (gaze tracking), gender and emotion estimation, along with industry-beating support for all major platforms and embedded systems. A unique mix of research, knowledge, experience and cooperation, combined with consulting and custom development services help the clients make the most of this cutting-edge technology.
We are passionate about analysing human faces in images. Our vision is to produce computer vision algorithms that obtain all available information from human faces in images and videos, that do it as well as humans can do or better, and much faster. To continue, our vision is to deliver these powerful algorithms to our clients, on any hardware of software platforms they require, to incorporate into their innovative products and services. Finally, we strive to do this under the best possible licensing conditions for our clients.
Visage Technologies AB was founded in Linköping, Sweden in 2002. The founders of Visage Technologies are computer scientists, and were among the main contributors to the MPEG-4 Face and Body Animation International Standard. Due to its strong academic background, the company promotes research collaboration with academic institutions, offers affordable academic software licenses, and sponsors computer vision workshops and conferences. The core scientific team makes sure that Visage Technologies stays on the cutting edge of technology in face tracking and analysis.
From an early focus on face animation, Visage Technologies has gradually adapted to strong market demand and fully focused on face tracking and, more recently, eye (gaze) tracking and face analysis. We continuously and actively engage with our clients in order to incorporate their requirements into subsequent versions of our products.
The company has grown rapidly in the last few years, and currently consists of around 25 full-time employed engineers, with a large number of part-time employees engaged on temporary projects.