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diggy
02-01-2009, 12:19 AM
Bizarre phone lets users see through walls

Multiple sensors give us perhaps the world's oddest phone




http://mos.techradar.com//images/Sony%20Ericsson%20T303%20mobile%20phone-218-85.jpg
Why not use one of these to see what's around the corner?












This week's CEATEC technology show just outside Tokyo is home to not just the latest mainstream gadgets, but also some of the weirdest tech you'll ever come across.

In the latter category we have a mobile phone application that is supposed to let users see through walls.

Sensors galore
The 'Real Space See-through Mobile' software comes from KDDI's R&D laboratory (http://www.kddilabs.jp/english/index.html) and Tokyo University and is you'll not be surprised to learn still just a prototype.

Although we weren't able to see it in action, we can tell you that it is supposed to be able to judge its surroundings, including those on the other side of a wall, using six different sensors.

Graphical render
Three acceleration sensors combine with a similar number of geomagnetic sensors and a GPS chip to work out exactly where the phone is and in what direction it's pointing.

Using some sort of digital voodoo, the software then uses OpenGL to draw on the screen what it has 'sensed' is in the immediate surroundings.

Calorie counter
Better yet (we think), it also has the ability to work out whether the user is walking, running or in a vehicle and calculate calories burned in doing so.

We're told it even uses the phone's microphone to work that one out, although quite why the engineers bothered, we're still pretty much clueless.



By J Mark Lytle



http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/bizarre-phone-lets-users-see-through-walls-472360

diggy
02-01-2009, 12:20 AM
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drippie k
02-01-2009, 01:57 AM
i swear dude, japanese people are from another planet

food for thought
02-01-2009, 02:47 AM
crazy shit from what i read.

the feds is watching?

diggy
02-01-2009, 04:00 AM
It's too bad other countries do not have inventors/inventions the way Japan does.

A damn shame.

Tyler Durden
02-01-2009, 10:02 AM
Pretty soon you won't even need to look where your going when walking with your fone cos it will tell you where to go.
Those crazy japs

TSA
02-01-2009, 03:58 PM
It's too bad other countries do not have inventors/inventions the way Japan does.

A damn shame.
japan is that way due to circumstances after WWII. They couldn't have an army or compete with the US in making consumer goods like they used to and their meiji silk based textile economy was irrelevant, so they funnelled there attention to technology and specialized their country for it so they're way ahead now. Good move japs

like how Dubai is doing it with tourism and china has cities dedicated to doing 1 think like making shoes.

living_undead
02-01-2009, 04:17 PM
is this like the thing Batman uses?

Ghost In The 'Lac
02-01-2009, 05:54 PM
china has cities dedicated to doing 1 think like making shoes.

lmao

probably similar to how nigeria have whole cities dedicated to doing nothing

Charles Barry
02-02-2009, 07:57 PM
Imagine the type of technology that the government/military has. Shit would probably blow our minds.

Charles Barry
02-02-2009, 07:58 PM
lmao

probably similar to how nigeria have whole cities dedicated to doing nothing
LMFAO.