To beat all the Big-Brotheresque security cameras watching us 24/7, Japan’s National Institute of Informatics has devised this bit of anti-surveillance chic, a “privacy visor” consisting of the large plastic structures, complete with glowing LED lights and a sizable power pack that makes the wearer somewhat conspicuous to the human eye but invisible to video cameras.
Privacy visor blocks facial recognition software
BBC News – 22 January 2013
…a “privacy visor” has been developed to thwart hidden cameras using facial-recognition software. The prototype spectacles have been designed by scientists at Tokyo’s National Institute of Informatics. The glasses are equipped with a near-infrared light source, which confuses the software without affecting vision…more...