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The Boston Globe

Boston Globe reporter Robert Weisman spotlights how researchers at the MIT AgeLab are “designing prototypes of ‘smart homes’ for older residents, equipped with social robots, voice-activated speakers that give medication reminders, motion sensors embedded in carpets to detect falls, and intelligent doorbells that double as security cameras.”


Mashable spotlights how MIT’s baseball pitching coach is using motion capture technology to help analyze and teach pitching techniques. Using the technology, Coach Todd Carroll can “suggest real-time adjustments as a player is pitching so that just one session using the technology improves their game.”

Boston Magazine

Boston Magazine reporter Jamie Ducharme writes that CSAIL researchers have developed a device that can measure walking speed using wireless signals. The device can “also measure stride length, which may come in handy when studying conditions that are characterized by small steps, such as Parkinson’s disease.” 


A new WiFi system developed by CSAIL researchers is three times faster than a normal wireless network, writes Thomas Tamblyn for The Huffington Post. The new system allows transmitters “to work together and make sure that they’re sending information that isn’t clashing to each device,” explains Tamblyn.


In an article for Forbes, Kevin Murnane writes that a new system developed by MIT researchers significantly improves WiFi performance. Murnane writes that the system “could be used at locations like concert halls and sports stadiums to eliminate the poor WiFi performance people often experience in these venues.”


Matt McFarland writes for CNN that CSAIL researchers have created a new system that can transfer wireless data 3.3 times faster than usual. McFarland explains that to increase the speed of data transfer, researchers “developed algorithms that process a router's signal so that multiple routers can send information on the same wireless spectrum without causing interference.”

CBC News

Dan Misener reports for CBC News that MIT researchers have developed a new wireless tracking system, called Chronos, that can pinpoint a user’s location to within centimeters. Misener explains that Chronos, “can be used to turn a regular Wi-Fi router into a sort of radar system that can detect objects and where they are in the world.”

Associated Press

Scott Eisen of the Associated Press explores a new motion-tracking device developed by MIT researchers that can detect movement using wireless signals. "It's a sensor that can monitor people and allow you to control devices just by pointing at them," explains graduate student Fadel Adib. 

BBC News

In this video, BBC News reporter Stephen Beckett speaks with Prof. Dina Katabi about a new system her group developed that can track people through walls using wireless signals. “It’s using these very low-power signals, sending them, and observing the reflection of the body through the wall,” explains Prof. Dina Katabi. 


Huffington Post reporter Nitya Rajan writes that MIT researchers have developed a device that can see through walls. Rajan explains that the device works by “sending wireless signals through a wall and capturing whatever bounces back off to put together an image of the person on the other side of the wall.”

The Washington Post

Washington Post reporter Matt McFarland writes that MIT researchers have developed a device that tracks human movement through walls and could be used to monitor children or the elderly. “We want to provide peace of mind without intruding too much on lives or taking independence away,” explains Prof. Dina Katabi.


MIT researchers have developed a device that can trace the movement of a person’s silhouette through a wall using wireless signals, reports Robert Ferris for CNBC. The device can "distinguish up to 15 different individuals with 90 percent accuracy,” Ferris explains. 


Hiawatha Bray writes for BetaBoston about Emerald, a new device created by MIT researchers that can track a person’s movements using wireless signals. “Our main interest is really elderly care,” explains Prof. Dina Katabi.