Scientists from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, at MIT, recently created a wireless system that tracks appliance data. The appliance data will be used to monitor the effects that microwaves and other appliances may have on the user's health. The data can also be used by insurance companies, who may be interested in risks associated with appliance usage.
The system is named Sapple and it relies on a smart electricity meter, as well as a wireless device that tracks radio signals. Signals are used to power machine learning, which will determine which appliance is in use.
A PhD student named Chen-Yu Hsu, one of the people working on the project spoke about potential implications, “it has potential to improve things like energy saving and efficiency, give us a better understanding of the daily activities of seniors living alone, and provide insight into the behavioral analytics for smart environments”
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