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    Wii Balance Board Used for Airport Security???

    Surely the United States government could find something more than a childrens toy to protect our country.

    Several Republican lawmakers are worried about the privacy issues of a screening technology being developed by the government that combines a video game balancing device with thermal, ocular, respiratory, and cardiac monitors.

    The technology is being developed by the Homeland Security department (DHS) and if approved could be used to spot potentially threatening people at airports, sports games, and border crossing areas.

    The $20 million trial program called Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) combines an eye-tracking device that gauges abnormal pupil sizes; a laser radar that reads the person’s heart and respiration rate; and a thermal camera that can pick up changes in skin’s temperature, all while the person stands on a Nintendo Wii Fit balance board.
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    Last edited by Stomp_442; 11-15-2009 at 07:54 PM.

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    and ten stupid analysts wonder where the crisis came from.... 20million bucks? lol

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    The $20 million trial program
    How much $$$ millions $$$ if it was a full blown program instead of a trial program?

    Tax payer dollars hard at work.

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    Next, the police will be using it for DUI checks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiidoggii View Post
    Next, the police will be using it for DUI checks....
    Don't give them any ideas, the cops all ready been busted for playing with Wii while on duty.

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    the wii board's in-depth on how they stand up perfectly straight up,or not
    if you think about it,wouldn't Nintendo,thinking about how much money they put into the wii board, have the best technology on balancing people?
    and remember,it was to be used at numbours place,therefor easily obtained,and cheap.

    edit:LOL DUI test
    "make the dot stay in the box or your getting a 50$ ticket"
    Last edited by [chemical.kirby]; 11-16-2009 at 03:26 PM.

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    You're right Nintendo would want to make money off of that

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