Learning new tricks from old dogs: canine gaze tracking

Researchers from the University of Helsinki investigated the similarities and differences in people and dog gazing in interaction. There were various independent studies focusing on canine gazing, but this is the first study that did the comparisons under very similar condition, focusing on dogs’ visual attention in social scenes. The researchers tracked and recorded the eye […]

What dress goes with these shoes? Ask a computer!

Today’s world of users active on social media produces millions of photos every day, and a subset of these includes a large number of clothing and accessories. Computer vision researchers decided to use machine learning algorithms to answer the old question: “What outfit goes well with this pair of shoes?”. The required concept is learning […]

Smoothed criminals: identifying real faces from retouched mugshots

One of new challenges for face identification system is a problem of the identification of a face from heavily altered facial images. Such a system can be useful in, for example, mugshot identifications for criminal identification. In a recent study, researchers used frontal views and compared them to “photoshopped” ones generated by face transformation online […]

[NEWS] visage|SDK 8.4 has just been released!

We’re happy to announce that visage|SDK‘s newest version – visage|SDK 8.4 is now available for download. Many improvements and changes are featured in the newest release: FaceRecognition now features higher accuracy and downsized face descriptors data Gaze tracking vectors accuracy, tracker performance and landmark accuracy is greatly improved Unity plugin now includes face analysis, face recognition and complete tracker […]

Seeing with Humans: Gaze-Assisted Neural Image Captioning

Gaze tracking uses human gaze data for various applications in computer-vision systems, since gaze reflects how humans process visual scenes. Recently, researchers from Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrucken wanted to know whether gaze data can also be beneficial for scene-centric tasks, such as image captioning. They presented a new perspective on gaze-assisted image captioning using […]

When I’m sixty-four: face aging

  Age progression or age synthesis (face aging) is defined as aesthetically rendering a face image with natural aging and rejuvenating effects for a certain face of an individual. This analysis can be used in cross-age face analysis, various authentication system, entertainment, but in finding lost children after a couple of years or more. Researchers from the National […]

Lie to me: reading hidden emotions

Microexpressions magnified at different levels IEEE researchers have studied micro-expressions: rapid, involuntary facial expressions which reveal emotions that people do not intend to show. This is of extreme importance in forensic science and psychotherapy, and we all remember the TV show Lie to me, which focused on these micro-expressions (MEs). Unlike the pompous TV shows, real-life […]

Face tracking and analysis now on Raspberry Pi!

From v8.2 stable, visage|SDK supports Raspberry Pi as well, adding it to our largest list of supported platforms in the market. Raspberry Pi, a series of single-board computers, was created with a goal of educating computer science and related subjects. Raspberry Pi also uses the ARM processor architecture, used by most modern mobile phones. These low-cost high-performance computers […]

Introducing 3D face placement and face masks

We are proud to present our new 3D-model mesh, which can be used for an array of applications, such as 3d face placement, face painting, face swapping or face masking, either from video or live from your phone or webcam. Read more to see demo! Check out our other possible solutions and custom development: virtual makeup and virtual glasses try-on!

Silence of the lambs: facial landmarks on sheep

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have recently presented a method for facial localization not only on humans, but on sheep as well. Introducing a new feature extraction scheme, they managed to show very competitive performance in comparison to other methods. The new scheme is called the triplet-interpolated feature, and it’s used at each iteration […]