Business Field Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition

Pioneering facial analysis

For the past 15 years, our focus has been to develop and research algorithms and procedures for the image-based analysis in various application areas, such as Internet-of-things (IoT), market research, automotive and medical engineering.

Our SHORE® software solution enables quick and robust facial recognition in images and videos, as well as gender, age and mimic analysis.

The software tool complies with all data protection requirements as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and it is certified by the ePrivacy GmbH. SHORE® processes neither image data nor personal data, only anonymous metainformation such as the number of people in an image and their age and gender. No specific individuals are identified.

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To help you develop new markets, we offer you a wide range of products with which you can implement customer-specific solutions!


SHORE® – Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition Engine

Visual perception allows people to find and classify objects in images within fractions of a second, particularly faces. One focus of our research activities is the development of processes for automatically detecting and analyzing objects. Our SHORE® software solution enables quick and robust facial recognition in images and videos, as well as gender, age and mimic analysis.


SHORE® Drive

The SHORE© Drive simulator analyzes driver behavior at the wheel in real time and provides information on their emotional state (e.g. stress, fatigue). It works by fusing data from the integrated facial analysis software, physiological signals measured by wearables, and data from the vehicle itself. Using SHORE© Drive can significantly improve safety on the roads.


AVARD – Anonymous Video Analytics for Retail and Digital Signage

Fraunhofer IIS developed the world‘s first integrated solution incorporated in a compact intelligent sensor, which completely eliminates the need to transmit the image data to a dedicated computer for analysis.

Call for Machine Learning Challenge

UbiTtention Cognitive Load Machine Learning Challenge

On behalf of the organizing team we are happy to invite you to the UbiTtention Cognitive Load Machine Learning Challenge!

To prevent undesirable effects of attention grabbing at times when a user is occupied with a difficult task, ubiquitous computing devices should be aware of the user’s cognitive load.

To advance the field of cognitive load inference in ubiquitous  computing, we organize a public machine learning challenge in which competitors have to infer cognitive load from sensor data. The goal of this machine learning challenge is to recognize 2 levels of cognitive load from the sensor data of a wearable wrist-band (Microsoft Band 2). The participants will have to develop a machine-learning pipeline that will process the sensor data, create models and output the recognized cognitive load.

The best three teams will also receive prizes!

Results will be presented at UbiTtention 2020, a workshop to be held in conjunction with UbiComp 2020 Cancún, México in September 12-13. (Note: of course, conference organizers are aware of the ongoing developments with COVID-19 and will announce any necessary changes on the respective websites!)

We would be happy if you would participate!



Hot Topic: Machine Learning

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For more data protection - the ePrivacyseal for AVARD

In September 2015, the anonymous video analysis system AVARD received the ePrivacyseal which complies with german and european data protection law.


Hot topic: Affective Sensing


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Reference projects: Camera Calibration and 3D Algorithms

Real camera systems deviate from the ideal camera model because of optical and other influences.We address these issues by developing automatic calibration processes and working to integrate them into compact camera systems. In the field of 3D algorithms, we are involved in the de- velopment of time- and cost-saving multiview calibration solutions.

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