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Samsung adopts face tracking feature for Galaxy S4 through DigitalOptics


Samsung has just adopted a face-tracking technology from DigitalOptics that is based out of California, Galaxy S4’s face-detection was reportedly found on onboard, Samsung is calling it “FaceTools”. They said that SGS4 FaceTool is suitable for even end users as Samsung said that they could use Facetools to automatically identify various objects individually and it doesn’t make any matter that whether your object is moving or not. Facetools also improves user interface through tracking of pupils, you can capture flawless photos even under sub-optimum light or colors balance.

We can expect this feature for upcoming Samsung devices, if you take a bird’s eye view of SGS4 features, you can notice that Samsung has improved so many other features with this new shiny smartphone.

Press Release

Samsung Licenses DigitalOptics Face Detection and Tracking Software

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC™), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) announced today that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has signed a multi-year license for DOC’s Face Detection and Face Tracking software. This software will be used in Samsung Galaxy S® 4 smartphones.

DOC’s Face Detection and Face Tracking software is part of DOC’s FaceTools™ suite, which also includes Accurate Eye Tracking and Face Recognition, Smile and Blink Detection, among others. With FaceTools, end users can automatically identify individuals, capture fast moving objects, use enhanced user interfaces via real-time tracking of pupils, and take flawless pictures even under sub-optimum light or color balance conditions. This software is compatible with all application processors and can be optimized for power consumption and increased performance via custom hardware blocks, such as the DOC advanced hardware image processing (AHIP) embedded in Fujitsu’s discrete image signal processors (ISPs).

The DOC’s FaceTools suite is also a key capability in its innovative microelectromechnical (MEMS) mems|cam™ mobile camera module recently launched in February at Mobile World Congress. By combining FaceTools along with an extensive portfolio of market leading camera technologies, DOC will enable compelling new imaging features only available in mems|cam mobile camera modules for smartphone cameras.

“Our position as the technology and market leader in imaging software is a unique asset that enables DOC to develop highly differentiated mobile camera modules,” said John Thode, president of DOC. “By combining our MEMS technology with our real-time custom hardware blocks and application software we believe we have all of the capabilities to bring exceptional professional quality still and video imaging and applications to mobile devices.”

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