According to Phys.org, “a group of scientists led by Genevieve Gariepy have developed a state-of-the-art detector which, with some clever data processing techniques, can turn walls and floors into a “virtual mirror”, giving the power to locate and track moving objects out of direct line of sight.”
While the actual practice of taking wall-bending photos isn’t quite a reality, “the technology has interesting future applications,” notes Phys.org. “In areas such as surveillance – to detect a moving person behind a wall, for example – or in car safety systems to detect incoming vehicles approaching around corners.”
Watch the video below to see how the technology works, and why it might play an important role in the future of safety and surveillance.
Read more about Genevieve Gariepy and her project here.