01 May '17, 2pm

The Walls Have Eyes, and They're Watching How You Walk

A smart home with walls capable of monitoring each person's health without wearable fitness trackers just got a step closer. A research group based primarily at MIT has shown how a picture-size wall sensor can detect the walking speed and stride length of people based on how their bodies interfere with radio signals. The WiGait system works by transmitting low-power radio signals and analyzing how those radio signals reflect off of people's bodies within a radius of 9 to 12 meters. It can also detect the walking patterns of multiple people and works across physical barriers such as walls within a home. According to its inventors, this “invisible” sensor could combined with wearable devices used to track other fitness measures—especially for older people with chronic conditions such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. “Technological advances have made it possible...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/diagnost...

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