Today’s Spotlight uses an animated illustration by Christine Daniloff/MIT.
Imagine playing a video game like Call of Duty
and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely throughout your house.
Gaming could become this realistic, thanks to new technology developed by Dina Katabi’s research group at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) that allows for highly accurate, 3‑D motion tracking. The new system, dubbed “WiTrack”, uses radio signals to track a person through walls and obstructions, pinpointing her 3‑D location to within 10 to 20 centimeters — about the width of an adult hand.
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