3-D Technology for Security Makes Debut at Super Bowl XL

DHS picks up 3-D technology from Intrepid Defense for hollogram-style viewing


BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - Hidden from public view at Super Bowl XL, live-action 3-D holograms created from signals streaming in from networks of electronic eyes will help Homeland Security Agency officials detect people and objects suspected of endangering the 65 thousand ticket holders crowding into Ford Field, and the thousands more celebrating in downtown Detroit.

While officials may not go public with the details, the surveillance effort is likely to include:

  • scanning undersides of vehicles for suspicious objects
  • face-in-the-crowd recognition and feature-matching
  • monitoring street-level festivities, day and night
  • underwater Detroit River monitoring
  • classified methods of searching for and detecting potential threats

Viewing 3-D holographic displays hidden in a security van, security officials will, for the first time ever, view three-dimensional holography that can reveal shadows, angles, depths and details unseen by conventional imaging.

Super Bowl XL marks the first public security use of this new technology, LifeVision3D(TM), from privately held Intrepid Defense & Security Systems, Birmingham, Michigan.

Intrepid's CEO James Fischbach says his LifeVision3D(TM) system produces "true, live-action 3-D. No funny eyeglasses. No 'virtual reality' goggles. Instead, the action appears to move out from the surface of the screen and envelop the viewer."

Mark A. Hammond, Deputy Director, Wayne County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, believes this technology "should be considered a 'must have' for every agency and company with protection responsibilities."

After over a decade in development, LifeVision3D now is ready for production and sale. "Opportunities are opening up with government agencies, the military, entertainment, medicine, and just about everyplace where people are starting to appreciate what they can accomplish with live-action 3-D holography," Fischbach says.

Intrepid Defense & Security Systems is online at www.intrepiddefense.com.