Study: Face scan alone enough to calculate biological age

March 31, 2015 1:52 PM

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Biological age, as opposed to chronological age, is a measure of how well or poorly a person's body is aging. Biological age is a physiological measurement, offering an estimate as to how quickly or slowly a person's body is breaking down -- showing (on the inside and outside) the effects of time.

Researchers created their aging analysis system by scanning more than 300 faces, including the faces of people as young as 17 and as old as 77. The technology, able to pick to slightest of contour changes in a person's face, was able to plot a trajectory of biological aging. Newly scanned faces are ...

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