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Wireless X-Ray Vision Tech Tracks People Through Walls
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kstaron
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kstaron,
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10/30/2015 | 9:09:21 AM
Giving Independence
Wow, this seems like really neat technology.  I hadn't thought of an application to check if an elderly patient had fallen out of bed or not ,which would be great if it could be wired to a caregivers monitor so the older person could have some independence. Are there any drawbacks here like radiation issues with more exposure, or is it deemed relatively safe?
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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10/30/2015 | 11:35:07 AM
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It's non-ionizing radiation like WiFi, so that should not be an issue.
bostono
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bostono,
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10/31/2015 | 1:25:56 PM
more info?
A better picture or video of what is shown on the screen would be helpful.  It looks like an image of the person in 3-D is shown.  How about a video showing the detection of a person walking on the other side of the wall.

What happens if there are multiple people and they overlap?
shakeeb
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10/31/2015 | 11:29:12 PM
Re: Giving Independence
I wonder if this radiation is harmful for humans. This is the key to decide the applications where this technology could be applied. 
batye
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batye,
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11/2/2015 | 8:10:50 PM
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@shakeeb I trust this days no escape from radiation.... it like everywhere... small amounts... sad reality of the techno age...
shakeeb
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10/31/2015 | 11:04:08 PM
Re: Giving Independence
Impressive piece of technology great for military operations. 
zerox203
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10/31/2015 | 4:47:15 PM
Re: Wireless X-Ray Vision Tech Tracks People Through Walls
This certainly seems like a game changer. Reading how it stacks up to existing technologies (something I know next to nothing about) makes it pretty plain to see what sets this technology apart. I like how modest the researchers seem to be in saying that the accuracy drops to 'only' 88% with fifteen subjects - to me, that's insane. The elder support product is definitely a great showcase for the positive impact of something like this; best to get out in front before peope go nuts with pie in the sky theories about it being used to spy on our every move.


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