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Gabe Cohn’s “human antenna” research in Technology Review

MIT Technology Review profiles the research of UW graduate student Gabe Cohn:

“Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington demonstrated that the human body can be used as an antenna to direct electromagnetic ‘noise,’ or ambient radiation—in this case from wiring in a wall. The resulting signal could be used to control a gesture-based interface.”

A recent paper, “Your Noise is My Command:  Sensing Gestures Using the Body as an Antenna,” received a Best Paper award at this spring’s CHI conference.

 

June 28, 2011