A Professor with the University of Pennsylvania is confident the use of facial recognition will created a new dimension of biosecurity for swine farms.Facial recognition will be used to uniquely identify individuals and determine whether or not they can access a swine barn.Dr. Thomas Parsons, a Professor and Director Swine Research and Training with the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, says workers typically need 24 to 48 hours down time when they move from one swine barn to another and this system helps guard against people breaking a biosecurity protocol.Clip-Dr. Thomas Parsons-University of Pennsylvania: “This is an exciting new technology that uses an infrared camera that allows it to create a 3-D image of a person's face and then using facial recognition software, essentially creates these biometrics so it makes measurements of certain features of an individual face and then uniquely identifies them.””The way this system works is then it's fed into a database and that's used to control entry into the farm.”Dr. Parson says biosecurity is the foundation for ensuring healthy pigs and healthy pigs will grow faster and be better at feed conversion, there will less mortality, reduced medications costs, reduced labor costs and more full value pigs going to market.