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 'Smart homes' could track your electrical noise

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Date posted: 26/09/2007

It is possible your computer could track your movements around the house by monitoring the electrical noise made by household appliances as you switch them on and off.

"The problem I see with a lot of ubiquitous computing research is that it requires the creation of new infrastructure and technology. A lot of what we have been focusing on is how can you achieve some of these things without requiring Joe Blow to buy new stuff," says Gregory D Abowd, a computer scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

In a paper to be presented at the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing in Innsbrook, Austria, next week, Abowd and colleagues show that they could train a computer to distinguish between activity in different rooms as their lights were switched on and off, or to tell the signature of microwave oven from that of a ceiling fan.

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