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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Cornell Tech, Bloomberg Building, Room 165 2 West Loop Road NY, NY 10044
"Computational Wireless Sensing at Scale"
Computational wireless sensing is an exciting field of research where we use wireless signals from everyday computing devices to enable sensing. The key challenge is to enable new sensing capabilities that can be deployed at scale and have an impact in the real world. In this talk, I will show how to enable computational wireless sensing at scale by leveraging ubiquitous hardware such as smartphones. Specifically, I will present core technology that can wirelessly sense motion and physiological signals such as breathing using just a smartphone, in a contactless manner. To achieve this, we transform smartphones into active sonar systems. I will show how we can use this technology to detect potentially life-threatening conditions such as opioid overdoses as well as sleep apnea. Finally, I will briefly talk about my work that leverages new hardware trends in micro-controllers to enable wireless sensing applications ranging from object tracking to sensing using live insects such as bees.