The Pitfalls of Biometric Systems

Biometric identification solutions, such as face or iris recognition, are being deployed in increasingly diverse environments. As the dependency on biometric systems becomes ubiquitous, their reliability is extremely important and the risk of false acceptance and rejections, or even malfunction, has dramatic impacts.

This wide-spread adoption drives the development of sophisticated spoofing techniques, including advanced 3D masks, disguise artifacts and more. Moreover, current vision systems struggle when lighting conditions cannot be controlled. If sun glare or highly dynamic light exposure occurs identification is impaired. In these situations, biometric systems cannot guarantee an acceptable and stable level of performance, nor can they provide full protection against new types of attacks. Solving these challenges is key to the successful deployment of biometric solutions in new markets and applications.

SWIR cameras can overcome both these problems as they are able to produce clear images in common challenging lighting conditions and distinguish between human skin and other materials. However, existing InGaAs-based SWIR cameras are fabricated using a cost-prohibitive exotic compound that prevents mass market adoption.

SWIR Sees It All

TriEye’s innovative CMOS-based HD SWIR sensor provides enhanced, reliable image-data, even under the most challenging lighting conditions, at a price fit for mass market scale.

TriEye’s sensing solution is not affected by ambient noise from the sun or other active illumination sources, and therefore is able to provide a clear image of a face even when it is obstructed by shade patterns, strong sun-glare or reflections. Additionally, it allows for the detection and prevention of spoofing attacks by being able to distinguish between real skin and synthetic masks or disguise artifacts using real-time remote material sensing.

SWIR image-data can be analyzed using existing deep learning algorithms or combined with VIS images to create richer identification models.



Glare & Shade Patterns Resilient

Superior vision that sees through glare and shade, enhancing the reliability of face detection and recognition algorithms


Easily detects the use of artificial materials, including 3D masks, disguise artifacts and more

Eye-Safe and Indiscernible

Powerful Short-Wave Infrared illumination that is invisible and completely safe to the human eye


1000 times cheaper compared to current InGaAs-based solutions, fit for mass-market applications

Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP)

Small form factor, light weight, and low power consumption that support flexible system and camera design

Seamless Integration

Integrates with existing ISP and AI algorithms, removing the barrier of training and developing new AI algorithms

Additional Resources


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