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Q&A: Dina Katabi on a “smart” home with actual intelligence


Dina Katabi is designing the next generation of smart wireless devices that will sit in the background of a given room, gathering and interpreting data, rather than being wrapped around one’s wrist or worn elsewhere on the body. In this Q&A, Katabi, the Thuan (1990) and Nicole Pham Professor at MIT, discusses some of her recent work.

Q: Smartwatches and fitness trackers have given us a new level of personalized health information. What’s next?

A: The next frontier is the home, and building truly-intelligent wireless systems that understand people’s health and can interact with the environment and other …

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