ATLANTA - Security officials around the world have been trying to find the best way to keep families safe after more than 300 people were killed in mass shootings and bombings between March and May 2019. Executives at Liberty Defense, an Atlanta-based company founded by former members of the U.S. military and graduates of Georgia Tech, think they may have found the answer.
The company is developing a device that uses radio waves to scan people in real time. The product, called Hexwave, then creates a 3D image of what's on top of a person's body. From there, it uses artificial intelligence to determine whether the person is carrying a gun, bomb or any other threatening object. If the system detects a threat, it alerts security personnel. That all happens in a fraction of a second.
"We are bringing a leading-edge technology into the market," said Bill Riker, the CEO of Liberty Defense and a former military official. "This was a real game changer. I wanted to be in the front end of this.”