ADIR Selects 3dMD’s Foundation 3D Subject Capture Technology for Inclusion in its Face Recognition System

September 20, 2004 – 3dMD LLC (, a pioneer in medically precise, 3D photography of the human form, today announced a software license agreement with Houston-based Advanced Digital Imaging Research, LLC (ADIR) to integrate 3dMD’s 3D image acquisition technology into their new 3D Face Recognition product line. ADIR recently received a NIST-ATP grant award for “3D Face Recognition for Airport Security Screening.”

Propelling ADIR’s biometric business initiative, the worldwide software license provides ADIR with access to state-of-the-art intellectual property to strengthen its position in the rapidly growing biometric marketplace.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with ADIR in the biometrics area,” said Chris Lane, 3dMD’s CEO. “Their digital imaging expertise in biomedical systems and proven track record in product development makes ADIR especially well-qualified to advance face recognition to the next stage.”

“We are very pleased to be able to use the 3dMD imaging technology in our biometric products and acknowledge the contribution 3dMD has made to the science of 3D imaging, especially as it relates to capturing human subjects,” said ADIR’s President, Kenneth Castleman, Ph.D. “We believe that using 3dMD’s high-resolution imaging component will provide ADIR’s products with new levels of face recognition accuracy. 3dMD’s technology provides a combination of speed and resolution that is unavailable in other systems.”

About 3dMD
3dMD, a 3Q Technologies company, is pioneering the future of digital patient and security imaging by providing quality 3D surface imaging systems that support clinical practice across surgical specialties and high volume biometric facial recognition initiatives worldwide. Some of its 70 global customers include Arizona State University; Harvard Medical School (Children’s Hospital Boston); Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory/MERL (Boston, MA); University of Notre Dame (Indiana); Walt Disney Feature Animation, and the US Department of Defense. For more information on 3dMD and its products, visit or send an email to

About Advanced Digital Imaging Research, L.L.C.
ADIR, a division of IRIS, International, Inc., is located in Houston, Texas and provides digital imaging technology for product development in biomedical and biometric markets. Additional information on ADIR and its technology can be found at


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