Traditionally, four new Brazilian students have come to visit us in collaboration with INCBAC (Institute of Czech-Brazilian Academic Cooperation), namely Livia, Caio, Rodolfo and Vitor. They work on topics of fingerprint quality, detection of pathologies in retinal images and detection and recognition of traffic signs. They are a benefit to our team and we are glad to have them here.
Czech television broadcasted a report about our work in the field of dactyloscopy, fingerprint spoofing, generation of synthetic fingerprints, simulation of fingerprint damages, 2D / 3D face recognition, and generation of 2D face images from the 3D model. At the shooting took place (in alphabetical order): Martin Drahanský, Tomáš Goldmann, Ondřej Kanich and Radim Pernický. If you want to look at the report (available in Czech only), find the link at 16:36, when it all begins. After all, this is also the case regarding the below stated awards we received to our team.
Medal III. degree of the Regional Directorate of the Police of the South Moravian Region received Martin Drahanský. From the hands of Deputy regional director, he received the award for a long-term, excellent cooperation with the Criminal Police and Investigation Service. Our team STRaDe is involved in research, for example, in the field of fingerprint spoofing, liveness detection and the generation of synthetic fingerprints with various damages and 2D / 3D face recognition. Although certain research findings are subject to confidentiality, selected results have already been presented not only by the Czech police and the National Security Authority, but also to some foreign security forces.
In the days of 12-15. November 2018, we participated at the MEDICA 2018 trade fair, where we exhibited at our stand of the Czech Republic (under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry and Trade) our EYRINA eye retinal scanner, including associated software for detecting and recognizing pathological findings in retinal images. The EYRINA is currently in version 3, but we are working very hard on version 4, which will already be fully automatic. Together at our booth there was presented the solution of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of FEEC BUT. We have established new contacts and successfully represented our alma mater.
Biometrics includes many interesting topics. We focus mainly, but not only, at fingerprints. Other topics we deal with belong the iris and retina recognition and recognition based on 3D scans of face or hand. A big part of our research is focused at liveness detection and sensor quality analysis.
Biomedical applications are very closely related to the biometric systems. The biggest emphasis in STRaDe is put on detection and recognition of skin diseases on fingers and retina diseases. These areas are important for us, since they are part of biometric technologies we are dealing currently with.
Robotics has not been our main focus. However, we needed a platform to present and proove functionality of our computer vision algorithms and we applied for a robotic grant then, hence we accepted very challenging task to create our own platform, which would be useful for rescue teams of all sorts. Result of this is our robotic unit RUDA.
Computer vision is very tightly related to biometric systems, since you need to acquire an image from a camera system to get biometric features in most cases. Even the basic principles of data processing are very similar to algorithms and techniques of the computer vision.
Our research of the liveness detection aims at biometric technologies based on the fingerprints, finger or hand veins, face and eye. In this field we registered a few patents and utility models.
Research of the eye diseases recognition is aimed at recognition of symptoms of various eye diseases in an image of iris and retina, where are the symptoms to be recognised best.
In 2008 we started dealing with issues of influence of various finger skin diseases on the fingerprint recognition process. To improve our knowledge and to base it on reliable information, especially from the medical point of view, we made fingerprint skin diseases our common cause with the dermatologists from St. Anne's University Hospital Brno, University Hospital Olomouc and a private dermatological clinic in Darmstadt (Germany).
Research and creation of fingerprint spoofs for testing liveness detectors and used fingerprint sensors.
New methods of specific damage of synthetic fingerprints and their usage.
Within our research activities we cooperate with many academic partners. In the following list there are some of them: