Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., a Xiaomi company, has just published a more than curious patent: a “peeping eye” detection system, an additional contribution to facial recognition systems. Beyond curiosity, the idea is interesting, since it comes from the hand of a facial recognition system able to analyze when there is more than one person in the scene and if their eyes are pointing towards the screen.
We will explain how it works, the material behind this patent and what is the main purpose of including this function in a device.
Xiaomi’s anti-peeping technology
As we read in IThome, Xiaomi formalized a new patent under the publication number CN112492103A, called (after the translation from Chinese) “ Anti-peeping terminal method, device and storage medium ”. The name says enough, but the technology behind this patent is curious.
The p atent reports a sensor capable of detecting intruders looking at the screen, as long as they are within a certain range
It is a sensor that works in real time to detect at least one face that appears within a predetermined range. In other words, in addition to the face of the person who is already looking at the mobile (something that current phones already detect), there is a specific sensor that detects the faces of people who may be looking at our screen.
The main objective is to avoid spying on the user to protect their privacy, preventing other people from seeing confidential content. There are no details on the integration of the sensor, but in order to work properly it must be integrated into a system similar to Apple’s Face ID, who has already tried to emulate Xiaomi with the Mi 8.
As we always warn, patents are patents because they only show a company’s interest in working on a technology. There are therefore no details on the arrival of this sensor on the new devices of the company.
Via | It is the house