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Author Topic: CCTV Busting Infra-Red Headset Makes You Invisible  (Read 233 times)

Ian Absentia

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CCTV Busting Infra-Red Headset Makes You Invisible
« on: March 11, 2008, 02:58:02 pm »
I don't normally cross-post articles that appear on the Fortean Times, but this one caught my eye: CCTV Busting Infra-Red Headset Makes You Invisible
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A German art project could help the British avoid the oppressive proliferation of surveillance cameras in their country. The I-R.A.S.C is simple, consisting of a circle of infra-red LEDs mounted on a headband. The infra red is invisible to The Man, but will cause CCTV cameras to flare out over the face of the wearer, obscuring his identity and making this the digital equivalent of a hooded sweatshirt.

This is not a production unit, but given that you'd only need a hat, a battery and a few LEDs, you could easily knock one up in the garage.
I know there've been mixed feelings about CCTV in the UK, so I thought this might be of particular interest.

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CCTV Busting Infra-Red Headset Makes You Invisible
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 03:51:39 pm »
I see it's not invisible, it just hides your face.  Still, pretty cool.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 03:57:17 pm »
Yeah, nothing like a bit of inaccurate hyperbole to get someone to read an article.

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CCTV Busting Infra-Red Headset Makes You Invisible
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 04:25:51 pm »
But I wanted to be The Invisible Boy!
 

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CCTV Busting Infra-Red Headset Makes You Invisible
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 09:16:33 pm »
Clearly you just need a whole suit covered in high output IR LEDs :)
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