Adam Harvey’s Face Camouflage

July 21, 2010 at 15:21 Leave a comment

Popular Science recently had an article on a study completed by Adam Harvey, a designer and technologist with NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program to develop camouflage to defeat face recognition technologies. Causing distortions around the eyes tended to be most effective. However, while the technique does fool detection software, it certainly doesn’t do much for blending in. It is kind of difficult to walk around with dark patches around the eyes and not stick out like a sore thumb garnering other forms of attention.

Via Soldier Systems

CV Dazzle is camouflage from face detection. It’s based on the original Dazzle camo from WWI and targets automated face detection and recognition systems by altering the contrast and spatial relationship of key facial features. For more info,


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