Face Detection and Recognition for Smart Glasses

Constantino Alvarez Casado, Miguel Bordallo Lopez, Jukka Holappa, Matti Pietikäinen

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Face detection and recognition are key components in multiple camera-based devices and applications. Smart glasses are a type of optical head mounted displays that integrate first-person cameras and hands free displays with immediate access to processing power able to analyze first person images in real time with hands free operation. In this context, we have constructed an application prototype that detects and recognizes faces in real-time, and runs independently on the device. We provide a description of the embedded implementation at a system-level where we highlight the application development challenges and trade-offs that need to be dealt with battery powered wearable devices. The implementation includes a parallel pipeline that reduces the latencies of the application.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-7365-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2015 IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 24 Jun 201526 Jun 2015


Conference2015 IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE 2015


  • smart glass
  • face detection
  • face recognition


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