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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x211 Dina Katabi: A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls)
TV-PG

  • 2018-07-12T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

At MIT, Dina Katabi and her team are working on a bold new way to monitor patients' vital signs in a hospital (or even at home), without wearables or bulky, beeping devices. Bonus: it can see through walls. In a mind-blowing talk and demo, Katabi previews a system that captures the reflections of signals like Wi-Fi as they bounce off people, creating a reliable record of vitals for healthcare workers and patients. And in a brief Q&A with TED curator Helen Walters, Katabi discusses safeguards being put in place to prevent people from using this tech to monitor somebody without their consent.

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