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Feature level authorization control using face recognition in mobile device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243811D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 71K

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Abstract

Described in this article is the system that allows feature level authorization control using face recognition in mobile device.

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Feature level authorization control using face recognition in mobile device

Background: Mobile devices have taken the center stage of our lives, no exaggeration. From trivial calls/games to critical/sensitive/confidential operations being performed using the so called 'Smart Phones'. Often we come across cases, where we can't avoid sharing the device with someone (family or friends), even be it for a brief period. There can be instances where 'few people' (near & dear) may have implicit access to the device.

Problem: Those cases do arise as there'll be features (calling/messaging/games/apps) which can be shared by them. But still there will be many apps (and specific features within the app) need to be protected from their reach. We don't have a user-persona based authentication mechanism in mobile devices to achieve it. Hence there's no way one can share the device yet protected selected apps/features/data from their reach.

Using the existing face recognition techniques of a mobile device, based on some events/triggers (face pattern of user changed or phone is unlocked or on periodic checking of the user's face using the front camera), the device will try to find a match with the already registered/configured users/groups/personas, upon finding a match it'll apply restrictions at the app, feature & data level in the mobile. If not match is found, the phone is locked.

Proposed solution:
Already lot of advancements have been made in the area of face recognition techniques & features in mobile device.

A registry with a set of users (faces) created & maintained, will be grouped into access groups. When the device...