EM Sense

Disney Research unveils “EM-Sense,” a technology that utilizes the electromagnetic (EM) noise of electrical and electromechanical objects during their regular operation. Simply put, when a user makes physical contact with such an object, this EM signal travels through the user, owing to the conductivity of the human body. “By modifying a small, low-cost, software-defined radio, we can detect and classify these signals in real-time, enabling robust on-touch object detection. Unlike prior work, our approach requires no instrumentation of objects or the environment; our sensor is self-contained and can be worn unobtrusively on the body. We call our technique EM-Sense and built a proof-of-concept smartwatch implementation,” according to the research paper. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a micro machine gun slingshot.

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