Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Now A Camera to See Through Clothes

This is a great new development awaited from a looooooong time.


This camera can see through clothes, its not able to see a person’s flesh but can detect metallic as well as non-metallic objects such as weapons and explosives that are hidden under clothing even from as far as 80 feet away.

The camera has been developed by company called ThruVision. Before you get too excited at the idea of being able to peek through clothing, unfortunately (or should I say fortunately) the camera does not expose the human flesh.

Its just as well because a camera like this would have no chance of being cleared as an acceptable form of security, if it did. There would be an uproar, right?

The camera works by identifying items by the electromagnetic rays they give out. Its like having an x-ray vision trough someone’s clothes without revealing the skin. It can also distinguish between different types of material based on the waves produced and is able to detect non-metallic items too. Currently metal detectors are widely used which means they have to carry out body search by hand to check for non-metallic objects.

And because electromagnetic rays travel through walls, a person does not have to be directly in line with the camera for it suss out if they are carrying an offensive weapon, they may be in a different room altogether from where the camera is located.

There are concerns that technology such as this will further erode our civil liberties. That may be true, but in this instance I would think most people would be willing to sacrifice a bit of privacy if it can greatly enhance security. I think this is perfectly acceptable as a way to ramp up security at strategic locations such as airports. This is far less threatening from a privacy standpoint than something like ID cards which the government is introducing and of course the spate of confidential public data government organisations have lost in recent months and years.

7 Comments:

Blogger soldier said...

kindly send me the email of the company Thru vision for the camera as I would like to check it for security purpose

November 6, 2009 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger planetcorewizard said...

This sort of thing would benifit Iraq war and anyone trying to be a suicide bomber also. It may not see into cars or other areas but who know what the future holds for somthing like this?

December 17, 2009 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger VIJAY said...

PLS SEND ME THE NAME AND ADDS OF THE COMPANY WHO MAKES THIS AS IT IS HELPFUL FOR US WHEN WE R ON BUISNESS MEETINGS AND GOING OUT WITH FAMILY

April 28, 2010 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger KevMiester said...

Actually, this device takes a negative image like the ones you got when you took paper photos. If you reverse the picture, like they do with the paper photo negatives, you can see....uuuhhh...everything. :)

November 24, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger KevMiester said...

Actually, these cameras take a negative image (think paper pictures) of your body. When the negative is reversed, you will see...uuuhhh...everything.

November 24, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger spjain said...

plz send me detail of camera , cost mfg address etc

January 25, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger miks2wenty8 said...

plzz send me the details of camera i want to purchase it for security reasons.

July 6, 2011 at 6:46 PM  

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