Motion-Tracking Heaters Warm Individuals As They Move Through Buildings

Motion-Tracking Heaters Warm Individuals As They Move Through Buildings
technology

'Local Warming' is a research project by MIT that dynamically controls heating in real-time.

Emma Hutchings
  • 16 june 2014

MIT Senseable City Laboratory has developed a research project called ‘Local Warming’, which dynamically controls highly localized heating to put the heat exactly where people are. Using wi-fi motion-tracking to find out the location of people inside a building and ensure they keep warm, it works in real-time to instantly send data to heat-radiating bulbs installed in a system that can be mounted on the ceiling.

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