Lumineye is a company developing radars that can help emergency response providers detect people through walls. It was founded in 2017 by Corbin Hennen, Megan Lacy, and Robert Kleffner. The product was developed in response to a need identified by the Department of Defense, during a class at Boise State University’s Venture College. As a response, the team developed Lumineye to provide a more efficient and effective radar technology for use in rescue efforts. The company is based in Boise, Idaho.
Lumineye’s product comes in the form of a portable, handheld sensor device, called The Lux, which can be carried by first responders during emergency situations. The product can detect the distance between the device and the individual behind walls, alongside information about their heart rates. The Lux can also detect multiple individuals at once, and report whether they are moving or standing still. The product utilizes a signal analysis software that operates similarly to echolocation technology. The Lux is used in tandem with a mobile application installed on a smartphone.