A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi


Publication Title
TED Talks
Publication/Creation Date
April 11 2018
Media Type
Video Lecture
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
At MIT, Dina Katabi and her team are working on a bold new way to monitor patients' vital signs in a hospital (or even at home), without wearables or bulky, beeping devices. Bonus: it can see through walls. In a mind-blowing talk and demo, Katabi previews a system that captures the reflections of signals like Wi-Fi as they bounce off people, creating a reliable record of vitals for healthcare workers and patients. And in a brief Q&A with TED curator Helen Walters, Katabi discusses safeguards being put in place to prevent people from using this tech to monitor somebody without their consent.
HCI Platform
Other
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Marketing Keywords
WiFi, TEDTalks, Star Wars, The Force
Source
https://www.ted.com/talks/dina_katabi_a_new_way_to_monitor_vital_signs_that_can_see_through_walls

Date archived
September 20 2018
Last edited
January 28 2019
How to cite this entry
Dina Katabi. (April 11 2018). "A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi". TED Talks. TEDTalks. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3203