X-Ray Vision Just Became A Real Thing Thanks To MIT Scientists

Cierra Bailey
MIT researchers have created a remarkable device that literally allows humans to see through walls.

Have you ever played that game where you and a friend go back and forth telling each other what super powers you wish you had and what you would use them for?

Invisibility, the ability to fly, mind-reading, shape-shifting are all cool powers that the prepubescent versions of ourselves wished for at one point, but there is one “super power” that science has just made obtainable...



Researchers at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a gadget that allows users to actually see through walls, according to Popular Science.

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The gadget named “RF-Capture” transmits a wireless signal which gets directed at a body on the opposite side of the wall. When the signal bounces off the body and returns to the device, it maps out the person’s silhouette using an algorithm.

The device can analyze the figures of up to 15 people with 90 percent accuracy and aside from being totally awesome, the new technology could potentially be used in emergencies, smart homes and gaming.

"We're working to turn this technology into an in-home device that can call 911 if it detects that a family member has fallen unconscious," co-author and MIT professor Dina Katabi reportedly said in a press release. "You could also imagine it being used to operate your lights and TVs, or to adjust your heating by monitoring where you are in the house."

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The masterminds behind this innovation are set to present the concept in November at the “Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Asia Conference” to be held in Japan. 

Check Out How RF-Capture Works In The Video Below:

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