Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

Over in China, the country’s government has deployed certain hi-tech measures to track people in the country, such as by using facial recognition systems to identify wanted suspects who might still be at large. Now it looks like things will be getting harder for wanted criminals as authorities have recently begun to use a new method of surveillance: gait recognition.In a report from AP, it appears that the Chinese authorities have adopted a new surveillance tool which can apparently identify individuals based on their gait (how they walk). According to Huang Yongzhen, the CEO of Watrix, the company who developed the system, the benefit of such a system is that it does not require the cooperation of the individual, such as requiring a warrant and so on.“You don’t need people’s cooperation for us to be able to recognize their identity. Gait analysis can’t be fooled by simply limping, walking with splayed feet or hunching over, because we’re analyzing all the features of an entire body.” That being said, China

Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden ...

Tue 6 Nov 18 from TechXplore

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