The Countdown to Maker Faire Bay Area is On!


OpenCV for face detection on the iPhone

Computers & Mobile Fun & Games

O’Reilly author Alasdair Allan (Learning iPhone Programming and the upcoming Programming iPhone Sensors) talked about using the OpenCV framework for face detection at OSCON in Portland, Oregon. In the video above, Mac Slocum interviews Alasdair from the expo floor of OSCON.

For more information on Alasdair’s talk, check out his summary and slides.

2 thoughts on “OpenCV for face detection on the iPhone

  1. Dave Chatting says:

    Great stuff – looking forward to the book!

    The iPhone 4’s forward-facing camera will also allow the successful magic mirror metaphor to be used for augmented reality apps and allow the device to be kept still.

    I think it’s worth being clear about the difference between face-detection and face-recognition – I wrote a blog about how this tech has developed over the past 15 years:

    Face-detection is also a good way to gauge a viewer’s attention:


Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

View more articles by Brian Jepson
Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 30% off early bird ticket sales ends August 31st, 2023!

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Prices Increase in....