Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest

Wireless device captures sleep data without using cameras or body sensors; could aid patients with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, or bedsores.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health medicine research wireless school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

How brains do what they do is more complex than what anatomy on its own suggests

A bioengineer explains how a clearer picture of brain structure and function may fine-tune the ways brain surgery attempts to correct structure and medication tries to correct function.

Salvatore Domenic Morgera, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer, University of South Florida • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~11 min

Tags:  bioengineering  brain  neuroscience  cognition  electricity  neurons  fmri  neural-networks  cognitive-skills  wireless  near-field-communication  neural-processing  cognitive-function  nerve-signal  neural-circuitry  neural-circuits  neural-signals

How Apple and Google will let your phone warn you if you've been exposed to the coronavirus

Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible for people to get alerts on their phones when they've been exposed to the coronavirus. Adding the right cryptography scheme keeps those alerts private.

David Starobinski, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus cybersecurity pandemic new-coronavirus privacy contact-tracing smart-phones wireless bluetooth smart-phone-apps contact-tracing-app

Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, other portable electronics.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics graphene research wireless school-of-science nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-research-laboratory

A smart surface for smart devices

External system improves phones’ signal strength 1,000 percent, without requiring extra antennas.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
Feb. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: internet-of-things internet data networks research wireless school-of-engineering computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mobile-devices electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs

Sending clearer signals

Associate Professor Yury Polyanskiy is working to keep data flowing as the “internet of things” becomes a reality.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: internet-of-things data profile research wireless school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology faculty idss laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids mobile-devices

Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas

Device may enable “T-ray vision” and better wireless communication.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 14, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: mathematics physics energy research wireless school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-defense-dod

Antenna system developed at Lincoln Laboratory aims to improve wireless communications

In-band full-duplex techniques applied to a phased-array antenna may provide a tenfold speedup in data transmit and receive rates while supporting a rapidly increasing number of wireless devices.

Dorothy Ryan | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Oct. 21, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: research wireless communications lincoln-laboratory

SMART develops a way to commercially manufacture integrated silicon III-V chips

New method from MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore paves the way for improved optoelectronic and 5G devices.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Oct. 3, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: electronics manufacturing research wireless computer-science-and-technology materials-science-and-engineering dmse singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart optoelectronics

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