WiFi 3D Imaging for Emergencies

Behind the walls…

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Businessinsider.com highlighted a developing technology that allows one to be able to see through walls in a 3D environment using WiFi as sonar-type medium. I mentioned this in a previous post. I thought about what uses that could come from this ability. Immdiately emergency response assistance came to my mind. Being able to locate people in a building can be huge in a shooter situation. Mix in RF-ID badging technology and you could locate your employees and locate those who are not carrying tags (possible shooters). It’s technology like this that we should embrace as a way to solve real-life issues and not necessarily a problem with privacy. With great power comes great responsibility. I’ll continue to explore uses of Wifi imaging in future posts.

The Echo based emergency response system

Real solutions to real problems

With AI based devices showing up in almost every room in houses, I have began to wonder why makers don’t offer a tie in to emergency services. Say someone breaks into your home. You could simply give Alexa a pin that allows for a direct call to emergency services. If not calls, at least equip it with a panic alarm. There is so much potential just in Echo and Google Home. It’s about time we start looking beyond simple music and news to more solution based roles. Lives could be saved with an addition of a simple skill to the Echo profile. Let’s go developers!!!