In the military field, being able to see through walls would be an invaluable ability. You might think it’s a pipe dream, but an Israeli military startup just announced that she had succeeded in creating a machine which allowed it to be done. This start-up is called Camero Tech and according to its makers, the device, which is based on radar technologyallows soldiers to see what is happening behind a wall.
According to what can be read on the company’s website, the xaver 1000 is a futuristic gadget that gives smart units “an unprecedented 3D visual picture of the situation”. The device would also offer the ability to detect “living objects, whether static or dynamic, behind walls and obstacles”.
Apart from the use by soldiers, this type of technology could also be very practical for rescue operations. This will make it possible to search and identify the people who are trapped in the rubble.
Operation of the device
According to the start-up, the use of the device is not not complicated at all, and it could be handled by one person. The gadget can also use Wi-Fi to send data to the control center.
Regarding its power, the Xaver 1000 can “penetrate through most walls and materials”including cement or concrete walls. The gadget uses an ultra-wideband pulse radar to produce an image in a radius of 41m. It weighs in 79kgbut can easily be transported thanks to its antenna which is foldable.
What we see on the screen
The Xaver 1000 is equipped with a 10 inch integrated touch screen which allows users to see objects behind a wall or obstacle. According to Camero-Tech, we can even tell from the image if what we see is an adult, a child, or even an animal. We can also know if they are sitting, lying or standing. For movements, it is an Artificial Intelligence algorithm who is responsible for following them.
Thus, with this new device, soldiers will have a definite tactical advantage in the field. Such technology, however, could also be used for less worthy purposes such as surveillance, which could infringe on people’s privacy.