The deployment of biometric facial technology in airports around the world works by a process of on-boarding data from the traveller in advance to journeys or on-arrival at airports to ensure safe, seamless international travel.
However, a solution developed by U.S. based biometrics and optical design startup, Misapplied Science, is paving the way for this technology to have another use to benefit travellers.
Misapplied Science’s high-tech pixel screens combined with biometric technology provide the customer with real-time information on flights and travel information, after already passing through biometric screening at airports.
Since being founded by an experienced team with backgrounds at Microsoft and Walt Disney, the company profile has grown rapidly and now operators from its headquarters in Pasadena, California.
The technology works by emitting different coloured pixels in all directions to provide travellers with personalised travel information in front of one screen.
The company’s CEO, Albert Ng expanded, saying: “Multiple people can be looking at the same pixel at the same time, and yet perceive a completely different color. That’s each individual pixel. Then, we can create displays by having arrays of these multi-view pixels, and we can control the colors of light that each pixel sends. After coordinating all those light rays together, we can form images at different locations.”
Biometric “Parallel Reality” boards have now been rolled out by Delta Air Lines at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.