Chinese police use facial recognition glasses

Police in Central China’s Henan Province used a new type of smart glasses to arrest wrongdoers in the province’s railway station.

Police at the Zhengzhou East Railway Station arrested seven people suspected of being involved in kidnapping and hit-and-run cases, China News Service reported.

Twenty-six others who were using fake IDs were also arrested.

“The facial information captured by the glasses will be sent back to a database for comparison with the information of suspects on the wanted list,” Zhang Xiaolei, an employee at the publicity office of Henan’s Department of Public Security, told the Global Times on Tuesday.

Zhang said the new technology only requires one facial image for a similarity comparison in the database. Previously multiple facial pictures from different angles were necessary to achieve the same result, he added. ECNS

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