Hack4Access Facial Recognition for Android

Posted on June 2, 2014 by Siddhanathan Shanmugam

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Paritosh Gupta and I got together at #Hack4Access and decided to build an Android app with OpenCV that can recognize faces from a user’s database, with notes and context for each face. Our goal was to help people with memory loss issues, though the app could clearly be more wide-ranging (including accessibility for the blind).

#Hack4Access Face Recognition

We initially targeted the application towards people with Alzheimer’s, but based on feedback from multiple people we concluded that it makes more sense to tune the application to help blind people.