A person’s emotion, health, intention and unconscious actions are key contributors to their ability to perform tasks effectively and safely.

As humans, we instinctively ‘read’ eyes and faces in order to assess each other’s moods, emotions and wellbeing. Now, sophisticated sensors, mobile connectivity and powerful computer processing allow machines to do the same.

What we do

Seeing Machines specialises in precision face and gaze tracking for mission critical safety applications.

Seeing Machines’ FOVIO driver monitoring system (DMS) technology uses advanced computer vision algorithms to precisely measure in real time the driver’s head position, eyelid movements and gaze – even through sunglasses – under all driving conditions, both day and night. Our state-of-the-art AI technology analyses this information to determine the driver’s level of attention, drowsiness and impairment level.

Seeing machines’ DMS is unobtrusive – there’s no need for the driver to wear any hardware or sensors – and the technology does not require calibration or prior knowledge of the driver.

Computer vision

Understanding an image is natural for humans, but it’s a skill that machines need to learn. In the Seeing Machines labs, our computers are trained to analyse thousands of images of human faces in order to better detect change, interpret behaviours, and respond to situations.

Machine learning

Seeing Machines uses big data – captured from millions of kilometres of fleet driver monitoring over many years – to identify trends, events and patterns in human behaviour. This unique understanding allows us to continuously enhance our human-sensing technology and with it, our contribution to driver safety. 

Head tracking

Head tracking involves the real-time precise detection and measurement of the front and sides of a person’s face and head.

Seeing Machines’ fully automatic, camera-based technology creates a comprehensive model of the driver’s face that includes the coordinates of all facial features, their current state, and their rate of change. It also accurately measures the driver’s eyelid aperture and blink rate.

Gaze tracking

Gaze tracking monitors in real time where a person is looking. Using a safe, invisible light source aimed at the eye, and a special camera to track the glint, we can interpret precisely what the person is looking at.

Combining gaze-tracking information and an understanding of a real-world situation – such as the cabin of a car or the cockpit of an aircraft – allows Seeing Machines to accurately gauge how a driver is interacting with the visual stimuli in their immediate vicinity.

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