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Pinpoint Utility Meter Featured on NAE broadcast and podcast

BannerNewsEventsUW CSE’s Shwetak Patel‘s “pinpoint utility meter” is featured on the National Academy of Engineering’s weekly radio broadcast and podcast.

“Ever wonder why you can get itemized bills for credit cards and telephone calls but not electricity and water?  A new technology promises that possibility.

“The engineering breakthrough would allow just one easy-to-install sensor per utility.  Simply plug into an outlet to monitor your house’s entire electric system.  The inventor, Shwetak Patel of the University of Washington, says everything that draws power – down to a lightbulb – has its own electrical signature.”

Listen to the full interview here.

September 7, 2009