Face Forensics, a Canadian biometrics company, has announced a significant enhancement to its partial face recognition capability.The enhanced capability allows an image of part of a face, for example one side or just the eyes, to be matched against the same area on previously enrolled full faces.According to the company, databases are searched at extremely high speed, with its f2 algorithm able to be configured to match in excess of one million faces/second. The top matches are displayed as thumbnail images in order of match percentage, making it straightforward to determine if the full face is already in the database.The company says that its partial face recognition capability is invaluable for recognizing faces which are partially-concealed, burnt or injured, as well as criminals wearing balaclavas, and so on.Face Forensics systems have been installed in numerous police forces and the management team were responsible for the development of the UK's ChildBase system.