Found an unusual application of Wi-Fi: human identification beyond the wall

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Found an unusual application of Wi-Fi: human identification beyond the wall

Wi-Fi capable not only to distribute Internet

Engineers from the University of California have developed a technology of human identification beyond the wall (or any similar obstacle) by using an ordinary video camera (or rather video) and signals emitted by the… Wi-Fi transmitters. Of course, to worry about what you suddenly will begin to follow your neighbours not worth it. But the technology looks very interesting.

How to identify the person using Wi-Fi

A New methodology to determine whether the man behind the obstacle the same person who is on the video. And the video does not have to be fresh. So to start I'm afraid Wi-Fi networks while it is premature. But if the technology that carries a threat of safety of personal data, you will learn about it first. Assuming of course that you will be subscribed to .

This new system of identification has received the name XModal-ID, where the first letter is not a letter, and the symbol «cross», English cross. Thus the name is pronounced as Cross-Modal-ID. And it can have many uses. What? For example, let us consider a scenario in which law enforcement authorities have surveillance footage of the robbery. They suspect that the robber is hiding inside the house, but confirmation of this is not. Besides the house can be hostages, and «look» back in using cameras does not work. Here to the aid will come XModal-ID.

Our approach allows us to determine whether the man behind the wall is the same as in the existing videos. In this case you only need a couple of transmitters Wi-Fi,- says one of the authors Professor Yasamin of Mostofi. It does not require any preliminary data on the speed of Wi-Fi connection. Don't even need to know where exactly is the study subject. Need a video of this person.

How it works? In essence the principle of operation is very simple. One transmitter Wi-Fi signal and one Wi-Fi receiver are close by. Behind the obstacle the person is. The transmitter sends the wireless signal received power which is measured by the receiver. Wave wireless connection reflected from the man behind the obstacle. Then, given the video recording of gait and human motion, these measurements allow to make a three-dimensional model of the person. She used in order from those that were captured by a camera.

The Identification of a person «through obstacles» — quite a promising technology. We each move is unique. And use the gait or other features of movement — this is almost the same as the use of biometric data.

This equipment is sufficient to identify the person

Not to be unfounded, scientists have tested his invention on a group of volunteers. Of course, small sample size — only 8 people. However, this amount was enough to prove the efficiency of technology and right to recognize people in 84% of cases. Become more familiar with the experiment you can in the video, are available below.

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