Moscow Augmented Reality Glasses
Moscowâ€™s law enforcement future: augmented reality glasses with built-in facial recognition tools designed to pick out criminals from the crowd.
19:12 18 March 2019
Russian government representatives have presented a vision of Moscow’s law enforcement future – combining IoT and augmented reality glasses with built-in facial recognition software to pick out criminals from the crowd. At the heart of this technology is 5G, which will deliver fast and responsive service to a network of internet-connected cameras across the city.
The wearables, which are currently being tested by police officials, are linked to Moscow’s thousands of CCTV cameras and a database of unwanted individuals. The glasses will be built by Ntechlab, a Russian company best known for creating the facial-recognition app FindFace. Although the final feature list is not yet known, the glasses are expected to take inspiration from Chinese technology company Xloong.
Xloong’s glasses are currently in use in six locations in China, including Xinjiang, Beijing and Tianjin. They are designed to overlay a red alert onto a suspect’s face. Andrey Belozerov, Moscow's Strategy and Innovations Advisor, said: "There is a wind of change in the digital economy itself; we have 5G, we have IoT, and the amount of information that's going around will be huge,"