23 November, 2012

EyeSee Mannequins, Creepy or not?

There apparently are some retail stores, in the US and Europe, who use EyeSee mannequins to check the kind of shoppers they have. The mannequin has a camera embedded in one eye. It sends the gathered data in a facial recognition software which logs the age, gender and race of the person it sees.

This technology was first used in airports to identify criminals. But it has been a big help to retail stores, who use the technology, improve their day to day operation.

Next time you inspect a mannequin on a stores display window, don't forget to put on your best smile. You'll never know if a mannequin is "spying" on you.


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