Israeli See-Through-Walls Technology Helps Save Mexican Quake Victims

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Workers shovel papers and debris off the top of the rubble of a building that collapsed in last week’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Rescue teams searching through rubble left by the earthquakes in Mexico are employing an Israeli-made Radio-wave technology capable of “seeing” through walls to locate victims, The Times of Israel reported on Tuesday.

The Camero-Tech system can map out areas blocked by up 60 feet of walls of varying thicknesses, enabling users to form a picture of what lies behind bricks and plaster.

“We got reports from our representative in Mexico that our technology is being used there by the rescue workers and he sent us images that show our systems in use,” Amir Beeri, the CEO of the firm, said in a phone interview.

“We know from reports in Mexico that our system helped rescue a number of people alive,” he said. “And that gave us great satisfaction, because the possibility of finding survivors under the rubble in a short and effective manner is a main tool for saving trapped people after earthquakes and collapsing buildings.”

The death toll from the quake in Mexico has reached 326, as of Monday, according to CNN, and the search for survivors trapped in the ruins could continue for another two weeks.

A 71-member delegation from the IDF Home Front Command has been working in Mexico since Thursday. Two Israeli aid organizations — IsraAID and iAid — are also participating in the search and rescue efforts.