China develops technology to recognize people by posture only

2017-10-02 08:54:59 GMT2017-10-02 16:54:59(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have developed new technology that can recognize people by their posture within a distance of 50 meters.

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences institute of automation believe the technology determine people's identity even if they just walk randomly with their back to the camera.

Huang Yongzhen, one of the researchers, said the technology could count as many as 1,000 people at an area as big as 1,000 square meters at a distance of 100 meters.

The technology could be used extensively in security systems, public transportation and business venues, Huang said.

China is in a world leader in posture recognition technology, according to the institute.