Competitive Timing is proud to announce that we are using a new state of the art timing system that utilizes facial recognition technology, which will allow us to move away from shoe and bib tags. All we need is an upload of your face before our event.
With facial recognition we are able to forgo timing chips allowing a much quicker and efficient packet pickup. All you need to provide is a picture of your face which can be easily uploaded to our website.
We have sophisticated cameras placed at the finish line and at split locations throughout the racecourse that take snapshots of your face. By using fine measurements of key facial prominences such as the symmetry of your face, cheekbone height, eye color complete with retina scan, etc., we are able to identify you as an unique runner.
In order to provide timing accuracy, we have developed additional software that precisely to 1/1000th of a second identifies your pace also based on your facial expressions.