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Cops Used Brainwave Reader To Prove Killer Recognised Murder Weapon

Story By: Lee BullenSub-EditorMarija Stojkoska,  Agency: Newsflash

The police in Dubai have used ‘memory print’ technology that can tell whether the human mind has seen something before like a murder weapon to solve a murder case involving a warehouse worker killing his boss.

The police in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said the smart device is capable of measuring brainwaves to find a match in things that it recognises.

Therefore, when the murder suspect saw the crime scene and certain tools, the technology was able to recognise his memory triggers and identify that he had seen it before.

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They added that the device accurately mapped and analysed the crime scene and tools used in the murder based on the suspect’s memory, according to local media.

Forensic specialists used the ‘memory print’ technology to prosecute a worker at a Dubai warehouse who was accused of killing his boss during a heated row.

Criminology and forensic director Lt Colonel Muhammad Issa Al Hammadi said the new device measured the suspect’s reaction when he was shown the crime scene and tools used in the victim’s death.

Al Hammadi explained: “A person’s memory stores actions from their daily life. Brainwaves are electrical impulses created in the brain and these impulses are stimulated when seeing a familiar scene or object. We can measure this to identify how much the person knows about a tool or a scene.”

He added that the P300 wave device uses electroencephalography to measure the suspects’ brainwaves.

Al Hammadi said: “We used the technology in a murder at a warehouse. We showed the crime scene pictures to workers and one of the suspects remembered the crime tools as per the analysis from the [brain mapping] device.

“Experts showed them pictures related to the crime, which only the person who committed it would know. After the session, the device helped identified the main suspect who then admitted to committing the murder.

“The suspect remembers the details when seeing the pictures and this causes an increase in the rate of the brainwave. The suspect can’t control the increase of the brainwave rate.

“After one year of studies and examining the device, Dubai Police implemented it in solving murders.”

He added that the technology will be used to support forensic evidence presented in court trials.

Major General Ahmed Eid Al-Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, praised the police, adding that they are committed to using state-of-the-art technology and AI to solve crimes.

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