Laboratory Equipment reveals how computers can now ID you by watching you walk:
he National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a walking gait recognition system that, in combination with other tools, can help track an individual though a CCTV monitored area by analyzing the way that they walk.
New technology developed by NPL, the Centre for Advanced Software Technology (CAST), the BBC and BAE Systems has improved spatial awareness for CCTV and security systems. The system combines a computer model of the NPL building with feeds from CCTV cameras placed around the site. It records a person’s gait signature, or specific walk, checks to see where else that person has been in the building and displays the results in the computer model.
Improving visualization tools in filming equipment has a range of benefits — from identifying suspects based on the way they walk, to streamlining the broadcast of sporting footage.