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Microsoft Kinect monitors the border between North and South Korea

Kinect sensor powers motion sensing against trespassers between the North Korea and South Korea border.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Tue, Feb 4 2014 5:28 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

I've yet to even use a Kinect sensor myself, but it looks like Microsoft's motion tracking device is being used at the borders of North Korea and South Korea, an interesting use, to put lightly.

Microsoft Kinect monitors the border between North and South Korea | TweakTown.com

Jae Kwon Ko created some software that uses the Kinect sensors to work out the differences between animals and humans, allowing the sensor to notify a nearby outpost if a person is getting too close to, or attempting to cross the border. The South Korean military is being hush-hush about this technology, but Ko did add that they're looking to update the system already, with heart rate and heat detection.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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