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Successful development of human detection and motion tracking technology using image recognition.  – We have also devised a new cash register system linked to image recognition and use cases.

Last updated:11/11/2020 16:58

(Headquarters: Yodogawa-ku, Osaka; President: Noriyuki Suzuki; hereinafter referred to as “Asterisk”), the manufacturer of the “AsReader” automatic identification device, which advocates the transformation of operations and business schemes themselves through automatic identification technology under the slogan “IoT x AsReader = DX”, is pleased to announce that it has successfully developed a human tracking system using its proprietary image recognition technology (hereinafter referred to as “the technology”).


This technology is characterized by its method of detecting all the people in the camera image and tracking each of them individually.
Since the movement of the detected person is tracked on the screen, the system can track the person with high accuracy even if the person takes off his or her mask, glasses, or jumper in the process.


As an example of the use of this technology, we have devised a completely new type of semi-self-checkout system that works in conjunction with this technology, and demonstrated a prototype at Japan IT Week Autumn (Makuhari Messe). This is a so-called self-checkout (semi-self-checkout) system in which the purchaser does the checkout (payment) himself/herself. In addition, since the system can determine whether the purchaser has paid or not, it can also be used as a crime prevention measure, for example, by pretending to have paid before leaving the store.


Our company has been researching technologies with the mission to change the world through digital transformation (DX) by applying these image recognition technologies to the recognition of people and objects, although we have already established barcode camera image recognition technologies.


We will continue to pursue human recognition, tracking, and image synthesis technologies, and will release more applied products in the future, so please stay tuned.



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