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Plett

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Hey has anyone heard if the Lidar thing is safe? Or if it will damage the eyes of children or pets for that matter?
 

Marsikus

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Most likely it works in near infrared, also intensivity is very low, you even will not see it's beam.
 
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hovscorpion12

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I would assume that Lidar is safe give that in the next 2-3 years, we're about to see 80% of the automotive industry using it to map out humans, objects, animals...etc. if your referring to lidar being like radiation, i dont think so either.
 
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Cape Dave

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Not sure I understood the point of the question to answer a question. I thought it reasonable since I have humans and pets in my domicile. Anyway.
My point, although subtle, was that this was the EXACT question TO ask :) I am very unfamiliar with this tech. I know Apple thinks it is safe, but I need to know more.
 
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baypharm

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If I understand your question correctly I would avoid shooting the pulsed laser directly at the eyes. Like any laser beam it has the potential to cause harm by intentionally mis-using it. Error on the side of caution; don’t use it as a play toy; and there will be no issues.
 
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augustya

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Apple in its Promo Video says that NASA uses LiDAR what the heck !! What does a Normal Layman Person do with what NASA Does ??
 
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Wondering the same thing after reading

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I did ask AppleSupport, but no answer (yet) on what the use to make it 100% safe, also if you look into the beam for like 30 minutes while recording a video or so.
 
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