The National Institute of Scientific Investigation, the CSI of the Republic of Korea, has purchased Animetrics’ 2D and 3D imaging for facial biometric systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NISI selected Animetrics’ products because of the technologies ability to create a synthesis of faces from a single photograph. “The potential use for police agencies that find and attempt to identify suspects would be a giant step forward in the investigation process,” said J. Lee, NISI lead forensic scientist.
NISI’s research and development group initiated a project to exploit Animetrics 2D to 3D technology and capabilities for both face recognition biometrics and for face creation and computer visualization applications. Animetrics is located in Conway, N.H.