As technology continually evolves into becoming more personalized and invasive, the issue of privacy becomes paramount for a lot of consumers. To protect you from strangers capturing your image on the numerous surveillance cameras and smartphones around, a team of researchers have come up with a “privacy visor” that can protect you from all these facial recognition and wearable technology advances.
You might say why don’t you just wear sunglasses so the cameras cannot “unmask” your identity? Well, not everyone seemingly wants to wear shades and there is also some association to the gangster or yakuza lifestyle. So the researchers from the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo created a “non-threatening” white sunglasses that has a row of tiny white dots that has science and technology behind it. The glasses will stop cameras and other technologies from locking in on your eyes and so they will not be able to focus on your whole face. It uses LED lights to block out your eyes from these facial recognition system. The new version is definitely more “wearable” and works on all kinds of cameras that are trying to capture your image.
Researcher Isao Echizen said it also gives the same type of shade as the normal sunglasses, in case you wanted to use it more as a protection from the sun than from any technology. But if you dislike wearing sunglasses because it draws attention to yourself, then maybe you should think twice about getting these as it will definitely catch people’s attention.
[ via Rocket News ]