Wearing a mask is commonplace for all portions of air travel today. But how can facial recognition technology at security checkpoints be
expected to recognize us with half our face covered? Arun Vemury, Director of Biometrics and Identity Technology Center at the Department for Homeland Security (DHS), discussed the research being done to avoid this process, and how facemasks may well work with biometrics in future to allow us to wear a mask for the entirety of our journey.
How can mask-wearing and biometric recognition work together?
An obvious element of the ‘new normal’ for travel is the wearing of facemasks. Most airlines now require facial coverings to be worn on the plane, and the majority of airports are also demanding that we wear a mask to traverse the airport. However, this presents a problem when it comes to biometrics, and in particular, how we can be recognized when half of our face is covered…more on https://simpleflying.com/soon-you-might-not-have-to-remove-your-mask-to-pass-through-airport-security/