Face ID and Gesture Control for Mac in Apple’s Patent

According to a patent filed by Apple, it is said that the company is going to equip its future Macs with Face ID and gesture control features.

The revolutionary Face ID feature in iPhone X has set higher expectations from Apple as the company is likely to include this feature in its future Mac. If the patent filed by the company is to be believed, Apple may introduce Face ID and gesture control in Mac.

It has already been rumored that future iPads may be equipped with Face ID, and now this fresh patent granted today indicates to the same technology used in Mac.

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Apple Likely to Introduce Face ID and Gesture Control in Mac

Earlier, it was rumored that Apple would bring this Face ID feature to its iPhone 8. But the company surprised all by launching an anniversary device, i.e., iPhone X. Notably, the first Apple patent application for Face ID on Mac was filed before the release of iPhone X, in July 2017.

The patent clearly mentions the Face detection technology in its content: “As another example, computer 26 may apply a face detection algorithm at step 92 in order to detect the subject’s face of depth map 40. In this regard, the localization and orientation estimation of blob 66, axis and ridge 84, enable the computer to search for a candidate’s face in a narrow range of scales and orientations. As a result, the computational resources and time required to complete the detection are reduced, while the reliability of the results is enhanced.”

One of Apple’s previous patent has also mentioned gesture control on Mac. This means you can control or operate your Mac with your gestures.

The brain behind this gesture control is named PrimeSense, which is the same company as developed Microsoft’s Kinetic sensor. Apple acquired this company in 2013.

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The patent reads: “Depth maps may be processed in order to segment and identify objects in the scene. Identification of humanoid forms (meaning 3D shapes whose structure resembles that of a human being) in a depth map, and changes in these forms from scene to scene, may be used as a means for controlling computer applications.”

Summing up…

Apple never ceases to surprise its users worldwide. This innovative technology will surely add one more layer of security to its devices. Apple devices are known for their robust security features. Use of Face ID on Mac will keep your data protected and private.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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