Google backed ‘super sensor’ project to breathe fresh life into home automation

Aditya Srivastava for The Tech Portal:  The concept of ‘home automation’ has become somewhat precarious these days, where some of the perfectly functional appliances are to be compulsively replaced with their Internet-connected equivalents, which is always prone to hacks and manufacturers whim. Also, the fixture of damaged sensors or movable parts is a grinding task in itself.

And every time you call for group of  connected device makers to your abode, you run the risk of revealing your sensitive personal data, which is sucked onto the cloud for profit seeking purposes.The researchers at CMU’s Future Interfaces Group have a different approach in this stream of sensing home environment. They claim to have figured out quicker, cheaper and lesser inconvenient way of creating a ‘smarter’ interior. Some privacy benefits have also been provided as per the claims.

Their innovation is not as capable of offering a many remote control options as a mature  IoT-enabled appliance scenario, though the approach still appears commendable. The team is looking forward to presenting their research at this week’s ACM CHI Conference in Denver. A video showing the demo functioning of its test system has also been uploaded.  Full Article:

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