The reduction of the cost of infrared (IR) cameras in recent years has made IR imaging a highly viable modality for face recognition in practice.
Automatic face recognition is an area with immense practical potential which includes a wide range of commercial and law enforcement applications.
Automatic face recognition (AFR) is an area with immense practical potential which includes a wide range of commercial and law enforcement applications, and it continues to be one of the most active research areas of computer vision.
Over the course of the last decade, infrared (IR) and particularly thermal IR imaging based face recognition has emerged as a promising complement to conventional, visible spectrum based approaches which continue to struggle when applied in practice.
To overcome the problem of thermal IR image sensitivity to the pattern of facial temperature emissions we describe a representation based on reliable anatomical features.