Artificial Intelligence From MIT Senses Humans Through Walls

Wochit - June 14, 2018

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, can nearly see through walls. “RF-Pose,” their latest project, uses artificial intelligence to analyze radio signals bouncing off human bodies. The neural network then creates a stick figure that walks, stops, sits, and moves its limbs as the person does. And it does it all from the other side of a partition. The group, led by CSAIL professor Dina Katabi, is working with doctors to explore RF-Pose’s applications in healthcare- specifically to track disease and assist the elderly, according to Geek.com “We’ve seen that monitoring patients’ walking speed and ability to do basic activities on their own gives health care providers a window into their lives that they [doctors] didn’t have before, which could be meaningful for a whole range of diseases,” -Katabi RF-Pose could also be used in search-and-rescue missions to locate survivors, or even for video games, where players move around their location..

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