A*Star, NTT DoCoMo demo new tech

A*Star, NTT DoCoMo demo new tech

Summary: ZDNet Asia visits two exhibitors at this year's CommunicAsia tradeshow to see what new technologies are on display.


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  • COMMUNICASIA, SINGAPORE--Tucked away on level 3 of the Sands Expo and Convention Center, the booth of the Institute for Infocomm Reseach (I2R) of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) is visibly smaller than last year's but the technologies exhibited were eye-catching.

    Photo and caption by Liau Yun Qing

  • One of the technologies on display was the 3D Face Reconstruction Web Service, which automatically detects human facial features in photographs and generates a three-dimensional version of the person's face. Once a photograph is submitted to I2R's server for processing, it takes about 10 seconds for a user to receive the 3D image.

    The researchers said the technology can be used for online games or leisure and fun purposes. A 3D Face App Competition is also underway, for participants to create innovation desktop or mobile applications leveraging the service.

    Photo and caption by Ellyne Phneah

Topics: CommunicAsia, Apps, Browser, CXO, Software, Social Enterprise

Ellyne Phneah

About Ellyne Phneah

Elly grew up on the adrenaline of crime fiction and it spurred her interest in cybercrime, privacy and the terror on the dark side of IT. At ZDNet Asia, she has made it her mission to warn readers of upcoming security threats, while also covering other tech issues.

Liau Yun Qing

About Liau Yun Qing

The only journalist in the team without a Western name, Yun Qing hails from the mountainy Malaysian state, Sabah. She currently covers the hardware and networking beats, as well as everything else that falls into her lap, at ZDNet Asia. Her RSS feed includes tech news sites and most of the Cheezburger network. She is also a cheapskate masquerading as a group-buying addict.

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