Just think for a moment, how would it be if we could simply trigger a button on some wearable accessory and sneak a quick look through walls? Or even better, if we could get those unbelievable superpowers of comic book heroes and see through objects and concrete hedges. Awesomely great, don’t you think so? Well to turn such dream into a reality, some developers at University of Texas, Dallas, recently developed a new imager chip that could transform your mobile phone into an active spy.
Though not literally, but the advanced technology has been devised to help handsets transmogrify into devices and allow users to peek through walls, paper, wood, plastics and other objects. The imager chip benefits from its powerful microchip technology and includes tapping into an unexplored range in the electromagnetic spectrum.
The advancement also incorporates support for Complementary Metal-Oxide Semi Conductor, which generally is found in personal computers, high definition television sets, game consoles and mobile devices. Owing to which, the combination of CMOS technology and terahertz will allow mobile users to seamlessly place this new chip and receiver on their device’s rear end.
Following which, the embedment will transform the mobile phone into an efficient solution to see through walls and other objects. Devised to be incredibly compact, the technology may also render extended possibilities for consumer use and life-saving medical applications. Since it involves ‘glimpsing through what’s happening behind the wall’, Dr. O and his colleagues have paid attention to the system’s privacy concerns as well – thus, focusing on a distance range of less than four inches.
So in a nutshell, the technology will help people identify studs in walls and authentication of important documents. At the same time, business will be permitted to benefit from the massive capabilities and use it to detect counterfeit money. However as far as the medical field is concerned, the imager chip will help detect cancer tumors, diagnose diseases through breath analysis, and monitor air toxicity.
That, nonetheless, leaves us with nothing to comment on the commercial availability of this new mobile chip technology. Hopefully, researchers at UT Dallas will soon have something more to shed light upon. Until then, let’s just wait and watch.