The Kaometa solution was created in conjunction with Nippon Television Network Corporation, developed through verification testing in the actual broadcasting field. It is currently used in WhoFinder, a business application sold by NTV Wands Inc. for use in the broadcasting industry.
Kaometa has evolved to better meet the needs of worksites where video content is used. We are leveraging Kaometa’s high-speed, real-time performance, and its high-resolution facial recognition capabilities among the top in the world, to extend its use to an even wider range of applications.
One of these is our collaboration with ChiCaRo Inc., through which Kaometa is being used in ChiCaRo childcare support robots. ChiCaRo is a robot that can remotely communicate with children. It aims to alleviate the problem of solo childcare, in which the entire burden of childcare is borne by one person. Linking ChiCaRo with Kaometa enables it to identify individual children in groups. Some childcare facilities face a shortage of childcare providers. Through a new service that combines Kaometa and ChiCaRo, we are helping create environments that watch over children, analyzing collected information, improving the quality of childcare, and helping parents gain a better understanding of their children.
Kaometa is not only supporting various work performed in the media industry, but is also assisting with the promotion of multifaceted video content use such as streaming and overseas use through various services. It is a solution that can be used in various kinds of situations which involve the use of video content.
It also has great potential as a solution that will offer people safety and security such as privacy protection. Toshiba will continue to leverage this state-of-the-art technology to contribute to society.