South Korea Is Monitoring Its Borders With... Kinect?

The South Korean government is using Kinect to monitor and protect the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) on its borders with North Korea.

Put together by freelance South Korean developer Jae Kwan Ko, the system is superior to infrared system it is replacing as it has the ability to differentiate between people and animals whereas the old system detects movement only.

South Korea started phasing in the new system at select portions of the DMZ last year, and it has managed to keep it secret till now. Despite the secrecy, South Korean media is now playing up Jae Kwan Ko's contributions and is hailing him as an example of the nation's creativity and ingenuity.

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