An Atlanta-based startup backed by a wealthy Canadian is preparing to market a security system developed by MIT Lincoln Labs that could detect public shooters before they fire.
The technology uses radar energy to detect weapons and explosives through clothing, backpacks and hand baggage in real time. The 3D shapes created by the technology are compared to an extensive library of images of weapons.
MIT has licensed the technology exclusively to Liberty Defense to bring it to market. “What we’re offering is an attack prevention system,” said Aman Bhardwaj, president and COO. “We’re preventing someone with a weapon from entering.”