The research of UW professor Shwetak Patel is prominently featured in the cover story of the July issue of Wired magazine.
The focus of the story is feedback loops that modify human behavior. Shwetak’s work on clever, cost-effective monitoring of the home environment (electricity, gas, water) and feeding this information back to residents to influence their behavior is the prime example (beginning halfway through the attached article.
Read the article here. Learn more about Shwetak and his work here. UW sustainability sensing effort is described here.