Cameras in Mannequin eyes

And here I already though mannequins were creepy: new models from an Italian company have a camera in one eye that spies on shoppers.

As Bloomberg reports, “Store mannequins are meant to catch your eye. Soon you may catch theirs.”

The EyeSee is sold by Italian mannequin maker Almax SpA. It’s more than a dummy: the software analytics recognize faces, ages, gender, and more about everyone who wanders in front of the mannequin. Yes, many ceiling-mounted security cameras do that already — but the EyeSee is at eye level, and customers look directly at it.

About Paul Worthington

Paul Worthington is a journalist and consumer imaging consultant. He produces the annual Future Imaging Summit at PMA@CES, and writes for PMA Newsline and PMA Magazine, as well as other publications.