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

What can your microwave tell you about your health?

An MIT system uses wireless signals to measure in-home appliance usage to better understand health tendencies.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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

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

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

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

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

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

System helps smart devices find their position

Connected devices can now share position information, even in noisy, GPS-denied areas.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 2, 2019 ~9 min

Photovoltaic-powered sensors for the “internet of things”

RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions, and communicate at greater distances.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 27, 2019 ~8 min

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