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Chinese startup makes facial recognition glasses for police

Xloong counts on demand for surveillance products from authorities

Police in China's Henan Province have been using glasses, similar to those of Xloong, that scan faces to compare with databases of criminal suspects.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Technology company Xloong is changing the future of policing in China. With Xloong's augmented reality glasses, police officers in China will be able to cross-reference faces against the national database, and single out suspects and criminals.

Xloong has developed these glasses that can superimpose virtual images on views of the real world and send alerts to wearers, thanks to embedded chips and cameras. For instance, a red alert will be projected onto the officer's real-world view upon matches with suspicious characters.

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