Your wearable camera wobble is as unique as a fingerprint

First person video appears to be a perfect way to broadcast footage without revealing an individual’s identity. It’s intimate but anonymous: hiding the filmmaker’s face and body while showing the world through their eyes. But now, as GoPros, Google Glass, and police body cameras make this sort of footage more common, Professor Shmuel Peleg and Yedid Hoshen of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created a method of identifying first person filmmakers solely from the wobble of their cameras.

“The idea of distinguishing one person from another comes from analyzing the person’s gait,” explains Professor Peleg in an interview with The Verge. “Everyone has a different body build, height, muscles, and skeleton, and so the body moves…

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