Ubiquitous Computing Lab

SEARCH
TOOLBOX
LANGUAGES

Capture Resistant Environment

From Ubicomp Lab - University of Washington

Jump to: navigation, search


Blocking the Recording of Cameras

Cre 5.jpg


Overview

The Capture Resistant Environment uses cameras and projectors to prevent unauthorized photography and video recording. The camera can detect the lens of a digital camera and the projected light can neutralize the camera, making any images or video recordings blurred and thus useless.

Lead Researchers

Shwetak Patel


Publications

  • Truong, K.N., Patel, S.N., Summet, J.W., and Abowd, G.D. Preventing Camera Recording by Designing a Capture-Resistant Environment. Proceedings of Ubicomp 2005. [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N., Summet, J.W., Truong, K.N. BlindSpot: Creating Capture-Resistant Spaces. Protecting Privacy in Video Surveillance. Ed. Andrew Senior.


Videos


Patents

  • US Patent Pending (062012 1090/3588PR) 2005.

Press

  • NY Times, Top Ideas of the Year. Berzon, A. The Anti-Paparazzi Flash. N.Y. Times Magazine, The 5th Annual Year in Ideas Issue. December 11, 2005, p. 60.


  • White light blinds film pirates. BBC News, June 20, 2006. Eng, P.


  • Tech Students Devise a Way to Block Prying Eyes. ABC News. September 20, 2005. Kanellos, M.


  • Crave Privacy? New Tech Knocks Out Digital Cameras. CNET News. September 19, 2005. Biever, C.


  • Illicit Snappers Caught Infrared Handed. New Scientist, Issue 2515. September 3, 2005, p. 24.


  • Security aid blinds phone cameras. A.L. Narayan. Laser, optics and phontonics resources and new. Oct 3, 2005.


  • DominInc. Science News, July, 170(1), p.14.


  • Tech professor designing camera cloak. Justin Rubner. Atlanta Business Chronicle. June 15, 2007.
This page was last modified on October 22, 2010, at 00:20.