As the nation experiences frequent mass shootings, Liberty Defense is developing Hexwave, a new disruptive technology that was exclusively licensed from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) uses 3D radar imaging and artificial intelligence to detect concealed weapons in urban settings.
Earlier this week, the company announced a partnership with German sports club FC Bayern München to test the new detection system inside the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, reported Venture Beat.
"The reception to our Hexwave product has been fantastic, and we are excited about working alongside FC Bayern Munich, a team that is a household name in both Europe and North America," said CEO Bill Riker.
"Our ability to deploy in either indoor or outdoor settings with both covert and overt applications sets us apart and has also been driving increasing interest from the market."
Liberty Defense also signed deals with several other notable parties, including Vancouver Arena Limited Partnership, which operates Rogers Arena; Sleiman Enterprises, 150 shopping malls, and the Utah Attorney General.
Hexwave's real-time active 3D radar imaging can detect metallic and non-metallic objects (guns, knives, explosives) on individuals, in clothing and bags.
Liberty Defense's proprietary weapon detection and identification product consist of four major subsystems that work together:
Hexwave could be the next technology that replaces X-ray machines, such as for scanning bags in airports or other venues, and it also provides 3D scans of a person's exterior as where X-ray can only provide 2D scans.
"Hexwave provides 3D imaging at a rate that is in real time — it can assess for threats while the person is still walking, which means it is well suited for higher, faster throughput," Riker told VentureBeat.
The urban security market by 2020 to 2025 in North America is set to increase by 33%. The new 3D detection machine can revolutionize security at indoor high traffic crowded areas, like schools, malls, hotels, and places of worship, and protect outdoor high traffic areas, like airports, sports venues, government buildings, and bus/subway stations.