MIT researchers have proudly announced that Wi-Fi signal makes X-Ray vision possible now. Unlike the ionized radiation that scientists previously used to produce X rays, the new method relies entirely on Wi-Fi signals, researchers have explained.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has its name linked to a new breakthrough invention after researchers announced on Tuesday that they created Wi-Fi generated X-Ray vision. The new invention requires just wireless connection and a smartphone to see through walls and vision blocking objects.
Users only have to point the smartphone to the wall and the persons behind the wall become visible. They will appear as small red dots on the monitor, but their movements will be tracked in real time, scientists have explained. The smartphone app is even capable of measuring the speed or the movements that subjects behind the walls make, such as, standing up or going from one side of the room towards the other.
X-Ray vision is usually applied in medical tests to identify bone breaks. The rays are rarely recommended because of the high amounts of radiation, but MIT researchers reassure users that the new rays are completely innocuous.
As a matter of fact, their new invention can have many medical applications. Medical experts can turn the wireless signal of their smartphone into X-Ray vision to better monitor patients with special conditions. Moreover, the U.S. army can use the new invention to determine the location of terrorist and hostages in hold to ransom situations.
In spite of all these advantages, people worry that X-Ray vision will become too accessible with our intimacy being at risk. The MIT team of scientists has reassured people that all measures have been taken to protect people’s intimacy.
According to their declaration, the interface of the X-Ray smartphone app requires special knowledge to be properly used. Users have to have special technical abilities to turn the wireless signal into X-Ray vision. Even so, it would be best to introduce additional safety measures to prevent people from overusing the smartphone app for unnecessary purposes.
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