UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Police in China are now being equipped with facial recognition glasses to help identify suspects.
The glasses are linked to a tablet and compare facial scans to a nationwide database of criminal suspects.
Police working at a rail station in the city of Zhengzhou in central Henan province were equipped with the new tech ahead of the lunar new year on Feb. 16.
The holiday is one of the busiest travel periods of the year in China.
The People’s Daily Newspaper published pictures of an officer wearing the tinted specs resembling Google Glass.
In cities throughout the country, China already uses facial recognition cameras that are able to track every citizen’s movements and activity.
China’s Global Times reported the glasses have already led to the arrest of seven people suspected in kidnapping and hit-and-run cases as well as 26 people using fake IDs.