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New WiTrack 3D motion-tracker system can see through walls

ANI | Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 21:06

Sydney: A research group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a high-resolution, 3D motion tracking system that works through walls and other obstructions.

Using radio waves, researchers there have created an antennae system called WiTrack that can map the movements of a human in the next room.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Dina Katabi, co-director of MIT`s Centre for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing , explained that the goal was to create a system designed for everyday people.

WiTrack`s radio signal is just one percent as strong as Wi-Fi and 0.1 percent of your smartphone`s signal, yet it can track movements with surprising accuracy.

Katabi and her team believe the technology could one day be layered into existing motion-gaming technology to create a more immersive experience, the report said.

According to the report, WiTrack uses just one antenna that transmits radio waves and three receiver antennae to receive the waves that bounce back.

First Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 21:06

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