Wifi puts you in control

This entry was posted on 12th June 2013

A team of researchers from the University of Washington have discovered a way of using the wifi signals passing through our homes to detect human movement. The system, called WiSee can detect movement from multiple people across multiple rooms. It uses an algorithm that can track small changes in the wifi signal and is currently programmed to recognise nine different gestures with 94% accuracy. The team hope to increase its vocabulary and accuracy so that it can be used in a number of household applications. It can already be used to switch on lights and change TV channels.

The system is still in development and isn’t currently as accurate as other gesture controlled tech, such as Microsoft’s Kinect, but it’s still early days and is a clear indicator of where home automation is heading.

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