MOST HAVE HEARD of the saying ‘as blind as a bat.’
Typically it is a light-hearted term for with people with limited vision, comparing them to certain bat species that live in near total darkness and have limited eyesight capabilities.
However, few understand bat species that cannot rely entirely on their eyes in certain light conditions use a highly evolved specialised sense known as sonar to perceive objects and sense obstacles in their environment.
Sonar is essentially a super- heightened sense of hearing where emitted soundwaves that rebound or echo in the environment allow split second real time calculation of size, distance and direction of objects in the surrounding area.
While sonar is a highly complex wonder of nature, it is also makes for an excellent parallel for a highly complex wonder in modern technology – the Foresense Technologies Platform.
Foresense too is essentially a super-heightened sense of listening where emitted radio waves from smartphones are picked up by proprietary presence detection sensors in the environment to allow split second real time calculation of how people move across physical spaces.
And it too is blind.
It is blind to individual users, and their private data.
And it too has a greater focus on bigger picture, rather than individual elements.
It sees only the signals their smartphones emit; not their passwords, their emails, their app data, their GPS data or any other personal data that invades digital privacy.
It sees only how they navigate the space they are in which has the Foresense platform installed.