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Sunglasses that can scan faces in a crowd and identify suspects are being tested by police in Brazil, potentially doing away with the need to corral people through security checkpoints. The glasses are equipped with a small camera that can scan up to 400 faces a second from 50 yards away, then cross-check them against a database of criminals and terrorists. A red light inside the glasses flashes when a match comes up.
Dubbed RoBoCop, the technology is straight from a dystopian sci-fi film and can scan 400 faces per second in crowds from a distance of 50 yards. Stretched to its limits it can spot a bad guy 12 miles away. Data gathered from the scan is compared and contrasted against a criminal database of 13 million people for a positive match.
Originally posted by SunLightyear
Man, I'd like to have such sunglasses that identify currupt and mendacious politicians!
But, I guess it all depends on the databases you run them with. Would be interesting to know how accurate these scanners work!
...The settings of the glasses are adjustable, so if a crowd is more sparse and spread out, it can identify faces as far as 12 miles away at a slower rate....
Originally posted by ArMaP
They do not look like sunglasses.
Two things I haven't seen on those links:
1 - They have been doing tests since 2010
2 - The system was not created in Brazil, it's imported from Israel, where they use them on border controls.