How wireless “X-ray vision” could help with motion capture, fall prevention and even your heating bill (Video)

How wireless X-ray vision could help with motion capture. A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has long believed that wireless signals like WiFi can be used to see things that are invisible to the naked eye.

Since 2013, CSAIL researchers have been developing technologies that use wireless signals to track human motion. The team has shown that it can detect gestures and body movements as subtle as the rise and fall of a person’s chest from the other side of a house, allowing a mother to monitor a baby’s breathing or a firefighter to determine if there are survivors inside a burning building. Continue reading “How wireless “X-ray vision” could help with motion capture, fall prevention and even your heating bill (Video)”

Peter Philippens, IdeAtics BV, Presents: “Smart Packaging”

Peter Philippens, IdeAtics BV, Presents: “Smart Packaging”

Packages become ‘smart’ by adding smart tags and sensors. These smart tags can be read with smartphones equipped with near field communication (NFC). In this presentation we dive into the techniques that can be applied to create these smart packages and we show several use case in eCommerce and supply chain. Continue reading “Peter Philippens, IdeAtics BV, Presents: “Smart Packaging””

New Smart Sensor from LG to Turn Old Appliances into Connected Gadgets

LG has announced that the company will be showcasing the latest smart home technology and products at this year’s IFA 2015. The new announcements will include the SmartThinQ Sensor, which can be attached to existing home appliances, including refrigerators and washing machines, as well as the Smart Lightwave Oven and Smart Air Conditioner with support for AllJoyn. Continue reading “New Smart Sensor from LG to Turn Old Appliances into Connected Gadgets”

These smart car sensors will notify you if someone dents your car

German manufacturer Hella Group is working on sets of smart car sensors that can notify you when you car has been scratched, dented, punctured, or worse. The sensor kit, called the Intelligent Damage Detection System, is adhered to the backside of body panels or hooked into existing electronic infrastructure like Park Distance Control. Continue reading “These smart car sensors will notify you if someone dents your car”