Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits

SHORE™ – Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition Engine

Our solution SHORE™ combines long standing research and development activities from the field Intelligent Systems  in a highly optimized software library. SHORE™ enables the detection of objects and faces as well as the analysis of faces. The used methods reflect on several points the highest state of the art.

Features of the SHORE™ library:

  • Very simple C++ interface
  • Extensive documentation and descriptive demos
  • Flexible and simple configuration with the help of the scripting language Lua 
  • Platform independent, available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS and embedded platforms
  • Optimized for certain hardware platforms, such as SSE2 for x86 or NEON for ARM
  • Specific problem customization by simple integration of so called models for detection and analysis

Properties of the analysis with SHORE™:

  • Position of the face, the eyes, nose and mouth
  • Information whether the eyes or the mouth are open or closed
  • Gender classification
  • Age estimation in years
  • Recognition of facial expressions (“Happy”, “Surprised”, “Angry” and “Sad”)
  • Detection of in-plane rotated faces (up to +/- 60 degree)
  • Detection of facial profiles
  • Tracking of meanwhile not detectable faces
  • Short term memory for recognition of faces, which appear again in the image
  • Minimal detectable face size 24x24 pixel (optional up to 8x8 Pixel)

New in version 1.4.0:

  • Recognition of false detection at static background in the image
  • Speed improvements for many faces
  • Improved gender classification
  • Improved age estimation

Download SHORE™ demo

Get an impression for yourself with our demo which possibilities SHORE™ offers you and allow yourself to be inspired how you can apply our solution.

Technical requirements for the demo:

  • Windows XP or higher
  • DirectX 9.0 runtime
  • x86 compatible PC with at least 1 GHz
  • At least 512 MB RAM
  • At least 50 MB of free disk space

The live demo additionally requires a DirectShow™ compatible video input device:

  • USB- or Firewire-camera
  • Video capture card
  • TV capture card

Please unzip the downloaded ZIP archive and run the enclosed MSI file to start the installation. The demo application provides you a help for the usage in the menu “Help”.

The demo expires after a few weeks and the usage is restricted to test purposes. For other uses please contact us directly: 

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