MIT Uses Mobile Devices’ Built-In Motion Sensors To Improve Wireless Connection
Researchers have found a way to increase network throughput by 50%.
MIT have come up with a way to make Wi-Fi connections more reliable, solving the problem of ‘handoffs’ when users move out of one transmitter’s range and into another. This is usually the time when people lose their connection, as their device tries to transfer across and find the strongest signal.
Researchers have developed a set of new communications protocols that use the GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope found in most smartphones to sense your movements and predict where you are going, improving these handoffs.