Animetrics, a developer of three-dimensional facial recognition systems, has announced the release of an application for the Apple App Store. The app, called FaceR Celebrity, is the first of a series of applications under the FaceR moniker planned for release by the company. In addition to the FaceR series, Animetrics has also been developing higher-end systems for use by government and law enforcement.
While majority of the product developments to come out of Animetrics have had a primary purpose of biometric security and authentication, the new FaceR Celebrity application, while capable of security functions, has a separate purpose of entertainment. The app is able to utilize its biometric face recognition to take a picture of a user and figure out the person’s similarity to celebrities and other famous people.