Anti-Facial Recognition Goggles Let Citizens Remain Anonymous
For people who don’t want to be identified by security cameras, the 'Privacy Visor' prevents computers from recognizing your face.
The ‘Privacy Visor’ is a new piece of tech, which is ideal for people who don’t want to be identified by security cameras. It prevents computers from extracting the information needed to recognize a face.
Earlier this month PSFK wrote about hoodies that hide their wearers from thermal imaging. These technologies are great for those concerned with privacy but if the tech falls into the wrong hands, could it be more detrimental than beneficial?
The goggles, developed by Isao Echizen from the National Institute of Informatics and Seiichi Gohshi from Kogakuin University in Japan, emit near-infrared light from 11 LEDs. These disrupt the facial-recognition software of hidden cameras without affecting the wearer’s vision.