Researchers have found a way to use off the shelf WiFi devices to scan rooms and areas for dangerous objects which include bombs and guns and they are doing it with a 97 percent accuracy rate, according to a new report out of Gizmodo.
The researchers, which include engineers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Binghamton University, published a study this month detailing a method in which common wifi can be used to easily and efficiently identify weapons, bombs, and explosive chemicals in public spaces that don’t typically have affordable screening options.
“This could have a great impact in protecting the public from dangerous objects,” Yingying (Jennifer) Chen, study co-author and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers-New Brunswick’s School of Engineering, said in a statement. “There’s a growing need for that now.”
Now we know the direction in which WiFi and 5G are headed. Essentially, the entire planet will be wired.