The Watrix gait recognition technology in action. Photo: Handout

Chinese police test gait-recognition technology from AI start-up Watrix that identifies people based on how they walk

  • Known as gait recognition, the technology works by analysing thousands of metrics about a person’s walk and storing them in a database
  • Software can identify a person from 50 metres away – even if they have their face covered or back to camera
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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The Watrix gait recognition technology in action. Photo: Handout
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.