Forensic Facial Image Analysis providing 3D Mapping, Metatagging, Comparative Operation and Search System

Period of Performance: 02/27/2012 - 02/27/2014

$730K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Securics, Inc.
1867 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The ability to accurately catalog and search through repositories of human images has been difficult to achieve for several reasons. The most common approach, manual tagging of images with textual descriptions, is a laborious process. Such tags are often misleading or incorrect. Securics, Inc. has created a new type of solution for the problem of forensic facial images with our use of automatically computed descriptive attributes. With automated descriptive attributes, we can define new attributes for features of interest, including scars, marks, tattoos and other visual context of interest. This SBIR effort is extending our unique technology for flexible intelligence processing and management to incorporate highly unique facial and body features as well as context.. Securics and our partners the InCadence Strategic Solutions, Intelligent Software Solutions and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, bring the experience and expertise of two of the most important research groups in computer vision investigating human biometrics, coupled with two of the most innovative software solutions providers currently working with the Army. Based on our substantial past experience in the specific area of forensic facial image analysis, there is a high degree of success for this Phase II effort and its transition to the warfighter.