The U.S. Army has chosen Animetrics, a developer of facial biometrics and imaging technology, to assist with their Biometric Automated Toolset (BAT) system, an identification system aimed at improving military intelligence and force protection.
The Animetrics software being used, called 2D-to-3D, will be able to create three-dimensional images of suspects and people of interest to the military from a two-dimensional image.
This will help the military get a better idea of who they are looking for as current facial recognition technology is often hindered by two-dimensional pictures. The new three-dimensional images created by 2D-to-3D will allow for a faster and more accurate match for users on the Bat system.
The BAT system is deployed for use by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and will be converting more than one million entries on the BAT face watch list.