Items tagged with RF tracking

Since 2014, the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has been working on wireless monitoring technologies. Now, they have paired this technology with artificial intelligence to transcribe what a person is doing in a room accurately. The team, led by Professor Dina Katabi, has taken their project to a new level: identifying activities. According to their article, “their system can now identify what activity a person is doing, whether that’s sleeping, reading, cooking or watching TV - and all without capturing any sensitive visual data of the activities.” This system, dubbed RF-Diary, paired floor maps and wireless signals to train AI to recognize... Read more...
If you plan to do some skiing in Powder Mecca this year, otherwise known as Colorado, check out Vail Resorts clever new use of on-mountain RF tracking technology dubbed "EpicMix." It turns an RF-enabled lift ticket into a combination of ski-run tracker and a homegrown version of Foursquare. It will also be available in Tahoe at Heavenly. Vail has been using RF-enabled lift tickets for a few years now -- so skiers can tuck their passes somewhere in their coats where they won't flap around, and lift operators can still scan the ticket. This year, the company will use that RF technology to monitor which lifts a passholder uses and then calculate the number vertical feet skied in a day and across... Read more...
Seasoned web users are well aware that the websites you visit and the search engine queries you employ are monitored and analyzed in a general sort of a way to allow web companies to sell advertising targeted to specific subsets of people. Casual users are often surprised and unnerved at the amount and type of information that is gathered about them on the web, and caution about the downstream effects of having the information available is growing. Numerous legislators are looking into regulating the amount and type of information that can be collected, and whether or not any information should be collected without the specific consent of the web user. New York assemblyman Richard Brodsky is... Read more...