Sean Marx over at iLite has been up to some really cool stuff lately using webcams, webcam photos and facial recognition. Most recently he’s published a quick post which explains how he created a proof of concept for facial recognition as a Moodle authentication plugin which allows a user (if registered) to login to a site using their face via the webcam on their computer.
The verify the user,
- the webcam starts
- snaps a photo and saves it to the server
- it analyzes the file looking for a match
- runs the match against a name on file, verifies that the user is registered
- then logs them in
If no user exists with that name then the user receives the traditional login page. Check out the full post at
Or take a gander at the GIF below that highlights the two login scenarios. Awesome stuff straight from the future!