Extracting Health Information from Radio Signals

ECE Seminar: Extracting Health Information from Radio Signals


Starts at: November 3, 2016 4:30 PM

Ends at: 6:00 PM

Location: Scaife Hall 125

Speaker: Dr. Dina Katabi

Affiliation: Andrew & Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Director, MIT’s Center for Wireless Networks & Mobile Computing

Refreshments provided: Yes

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Abstract:

This talk presents a new sensing technology that uses radio signals to learn a person's gait, breathing signal, heart rate, habits and emotions. Our sensor hangs on a wall like a picture frame. It does not require the monitored person to wear or carry a device on her body. The sensor works by transmitting a wireless signal and monitoring how the human body interacts with the electromagnetic field. I will describe how the technology works and its applications in healthcare.

Bio:

Dina Katabi received her PhD and MS from MIT in 2003 and 1999, and her Bachelor of Science from Damascus University in 1995. Katabi's doctoral dissertation won an ACM Honorable Mention award and a Sprowls award for academic excellence.

Dr. Katabi is the Andrew & Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the director of the MIT’s Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wireless@MIT).

Katabi was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. She received the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award in 2013, a Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship in 2011, the IEEE William R. Bennett prize in 2009, a Sloan Fellowship in 2006, the NBX Career Development chair in 2006, and an NSF CAREER award in 2005.

She also received multiple best paper awards from ACM SIGCOMM and Usenix NSDI, and a TR10 award.

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