The Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO) is developing surveillance technology that will biometrically identify wanted or potentially dangerous people via their gait, or posture and walk, according to a Time of India article.
The technology, which is also in development in many Western countries, is seen as particularly useful in crowded areas of interest such as airports and malls and could streamline security procedures by removing the need for frisking and other time consuming security procedures.
The system being developed by CSIO, rather than trying to get it to watch all people all the time, uses strategically placed sensor mats that, when stepped on, draw the surveillance unit to capture the information of that person. Amod Kumar, the man heading up the team developing the technology, insists that the mats would be unobtrusive and would be able to add to the surveillance by looking at factors such as abnormal body-mass index pointing towards in individual concealing something of note. CSIO is expecting the technology to be ready for testing in one year.
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