Body detection tech spotted on a chromium developer’s page and this may just mean that your next chromium might know when you are sitting in front of it.
Body Detection Tech Spotted on a Chromium Developer’s Page
Recently a page was discovered on the chromium Gerrit website revealing that body detection features are being worked on for a chromium laptop with a codename of ‘Crota’. Gerrit as you should know is a collaboration tool for most software developers to gather and review the work of each other.
And as it is in this case, Google chromium’s projects. In the past, Google has expressed interest in ‘integrated sensor technologies for more personalized experiences’, and also body detection could be the result of the labor.
In regards to how much the tech giants plan for implementing this very security feature or how big it will be, not much is known.
Advancements in Security With Crota
What do we know about body detection software or feature? Well, sometimes referred to as human presence detection, this is a feature that allows a device to know if a person is standing right in front of it. if you are looking for a demonstration of this technology you can find one on YouTube by lattice semiconductor. The demonstration shows a computer detecting many men in front of its camera.
Mainly, this technology is used for quick login via facial recognition or security. For instance, Lenovo already has body detection software in place in various laptops of its products such as the ThinkPad X1 Nano where it will lock the laptop if a user turns or walks away from it. Also, there are some ThinkPad models that carry the PrivacyGuard feature that alerts you if a person is looking over your shoulder and taking a peek at your screen.
For quick logins, you should know that body detection already exists in the form of biometric security. It is already evident as many mobile phones have fingerprint recognition readers on their rear. There are also laptops such as the Surface Pro 8 that support facial recognition through Windows Hello. And not only that, Chromebooks with face unlocking features have been on the test for close to three years now.
Another thing worth pointing out here is that specialist website chrome unboxed has reported previously that Google is working on adding ‘snooping detection feature for the Chrome OS.
Who Is The Potential Manufacturer Of This Software
More details in regards to the ‘crota’ at the moment are unknown. And at the moment, no one knows who the manufacturer will be. But rumors, however, disclose that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Wistron could be behind it.
Chrome unboxed however cited that if Wistrom is involved or listed, it could mean that dell is involved in accordance with previous Chromium Gerrit pages. But this however is circumstantial evidence at its greatest.