Britain develops a security camera that can see through clothes

By Mark O’Neill

total-recall.jpgNotch another one up to the Brits. In true “Total Recall” style, a security camera has been developed which can “detect weapons, drugs, liquids, and explosives hidden under people’s clothing from up to 80 feet away”.

ThruVision, in collaboration with the European Space Agency, created the T5000 camera which uses passive imaging technology to identify objects through their emission of natural electromagnetic rays. Apparently, people and objects emit low levels of electromagnetic radiation that can pass through walls and clothing, and the T5000 camera can distinguish the different types of T-ray waves without exposing a person to harmful radiation associated with X-ray screening. ”

But kinky voyeurs shouldn’t go rushing to the airport to apply for security jobs.   If and when these machines ever go online, they are designed to NOT show anatomical parts of the body.   Damn.    The US military is also apparently testing the technology.

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8 Responses to Britain develops a security camera that can see through clothes

  1. Hmmm… this camera is reported to "detect weapons, drugs … hidden under people's clothing". "Detect", not "Image" or "Visualize", thus not clear that this constitutes "Seeing" through clothes. The limited information reported ("can distinguish the different types of T-ray waves") could go either way.

    Interestingly, Yahoo News were more professional and their title specifies that the camera "sees" under clothes – quotation marks which Yahoo Tech then sloppily dropped.

  2. Hmmm… this camera is reported to “detect weapons, drugs … hidden under people’s clothing”. “Detect”, not “Image” or “Visualize”, thus not clear that this constitutes “Seeing” through clothes. The limited information reported (“can distinguish the different types of T-ray waves”) could go either way.

    Interestingly, Yahoo News were more professional and their title specifies that the camera “sees” under clothes – quotation marks which Yahoo Tech then sloppily dropped.

  3. Wow, It's unbelievable how technology is growing so fast. This is an awesome camera and I can see in the future that this camera will be in use. Thanks for this great post Mark

  4. Wow, It’s unbelievable how technology is growing so fast. This is an awesome camera and I can see in the future that this camera will be in use. Thanks for this great post Mark

  5. I cannot help but think of Airplane, the movie, and the Johnson Smith Catalog X Ray Goggles, when reading about this.

    Total Recall comes to mind, but not before the silly approval bell from Airplane.

    Paul

  6. I cannot help but think of Airplane, the movie, and the Johnson Smith Catalog X Ray Goggles, when reading about this.

    Total Recall comes to mind, but not before the silly approval bell from Airplane.

    Paul