A Michigan State University researcher is looking at whether home Wi-Fi systems can be used to help the elderly while protecting their privacy.
The families of many at-risk seniors rely on online cameras, wearable devices or sensors to make sure they haven’t fallen or suffered a medical problem.
But at a cost of their privacy.
Mi Zhang is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the MSU College of Engineering, He’s received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a home Wi-Fi signal into a near range radar.
He says the idea is the system can detect abnormal events that may indicate there’s a problem while protecting the privacy of senior citizens.