There’s facial recognition, and now, Watrix Technology’s Gait Recognition System (GRS), which can recognize a person’s walk from their body shape and the angle of arm movement to their posture. Individual traits are recorded in a database that the software then uses when attempting to identify people with a 96% accuracy. “Covering your legs would reduce the recognition score but we analyse all of a person’s body. With facial recognition people need to look into a camera – cooperation is not needed for them to be recognized [by our technology],” said Huang Yongzhen, co-founder and chief executive of Watrix. Read more for another video and additional information.
“Watrix revealed the first version of their gait recognition technology in October of last year and has since been in talks with security companies from Singapore, India, Russia, the Netherlands and Czech Republic for contracts. The technology has also been tested by public security officials for thousands of hours and used to solve dozens of police cases. Authorities in Shanghai and Beijing are already using gait recognition to detect wanted criminals and identify jaywalkers,” according to Oddity Central.