The work of UW CSE’s Qifan Pu, Sidhant Gupta, Shyam Gollakota, and Shwetak Patel is described in this UW News article:
“Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music system in the other room? Move your hand to the right and flip through the songs.
“University of Washington computer scientists have developed gesture-recognition technology that brings this a step closer to reality. Researchers have shown it’s possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras.
“By using an adapted Wi-Fi router and a few wireless devices in the living room, users could control their electronics and household appliances from any room in the home with a simple gesture.”
Read more here. Learn more about the WiSee research here.
Slashdot noticed! And NBC News! And the LA Times! Also The Verge, The Register, Wired, BBC, GeekWire.