June 14, 2018
Researchers have built an AI-powered camera with the power to ‘see’ through walls.
The system uses radio frequencies to sense movement, allowing it to ‘watch’ people walk, jump and sit – even when they are obscured from view.
While the camera could allow anyone to spy on you, researchers are hoping it will prove useful in healthcare applications.
It could, for instance, be used in care homes to monitor if someone has taken a fall behind closed doors.
The project, known as RF-Pose, was created by researchers at MIT by showing a computer algorithm thousands of clips of people performing different actions alongside the corresponding radio signals.
This allowed the Artificial Intelligence (AI) to figure out the relationship between changes in radio waves and human movement.
Using this back catalogue of data, the computer was able to determine a person’s posture or movements using radio frequencies alone – illustrating any missing visuals with a colourful stick figure.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:45 am