The staff of the Laboratory of computer science and artificial intelligence Massachusetts Institute of technology (CSAIL) has developed a wireless system that examines how people use appliances at home.

According to scientists, analyzing data on how users manage their appliances, you can study their habits, health status, assess the level of wellbeing of older people, promote saving of energy and even help the insurance companies calculate risks.

The system, called Sapple, uses a smart electricity meter and a wireless wall-mounted device that generates and analyzes the signals to determine where currently the person is. Institute CSAIL also, this is a device for remote monitoring of patients with COVID-19. The sensors supply information to the machine learning system that evaluates where and when to use a specific device.

At MIT say that one day these data will allow physicians to understand the ability of older people to perform everyday activities and give advice about healthy habits. However, at the same time there are some problems with privacy violation, so each will have to choose between the rational use of domestic appliances using sensors, and the fact that someone will get information about our life.

Source — Sapple