MIT develops Kinect-like system to track people through walls

By Scorpus ยท 10 replies
Oct 16, 2013
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  1. We all know how cool Microsoft's Kinect peripheral is. It has the ability to track the position of a person in a room without said person needing to hold a transmitter, and it can read hand gestures, understand voice commands,...

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  2. tomkaten

    tomkaten TS Maniac Posts: 226   +149

    I can see this working just fine...

    "Honey, stop doing the dishes, I'm picking my nose and my guy is doing fatalities." :p
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,278

    This message was kindly brought to you by the NSA network, their partners and friendly, helpful personnel.
    To which of course of which they generously donate funding
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  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,947   +1,253

    As fun as it is to joke about the NSA, of all the things they don't care about, which room of your house you're standing in doesn't even make the list.

    This however...
    could be very helpful. A friend of mine worked at a retirement community and it happened occasionally that someone would fall and be stuck until they were randomly checked on. Spending hours on the floor with a broken bone isn't all that unusual in a building full of elderly.
  5. Looks like it wont be long before I have to upgrade my tin foil hat to a full body suit.
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  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,869   +2,218

    Comes with Predator Kit?
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  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,480   +973

    This takes creepy to a whole new level.
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    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,390   +522

    So... this is radar for large biological objects? How long until we need stealth solders as well as stealth jets?
  9. Glad to to see that MIT is using Ubuntu; Ubuntu 13.10 is released tomorow (October 17, 2013). Linux FTW!
  10. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 584   +72

    It's the start of the Umbrella corporation's computer security syytem...
  11. WriteInVote

    WriteInVote TS Rookie

    I have to dispute the person who said the NSA doesn't care what room you're in.

    Former CIA head, David Patreus, let it slip the govt will spy on Americans thru electrical appliances. Search: CIA Head: We Will Spy On Americans Through Electrical Appliances

    Chief technology officer of the CIA, Gus Hunt: ?We fundamentally try to collect everything and hang onto it forever.? He followed that statement up with this gem: ?It is really very nearly within our grasp to be able to compute on all human-generated information.? In other words, they want it all, and they nearly have the capacity to gather it all already.

    Research "Trapwire."

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