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Meet Shwetak Patel, 2011 MacArthur Fellow

Shwetak Patel wants to help you conserve energy in your home. A professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, Patel is also a 2011 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the “Genius Grant“) for his work developing sophisticated, user-friendly energy sensors for homes and offices.

Patel’s unique technology uses advanced algorithms to determine how much energy each household device is consuming by picking up their individual activity patterns. By simply installing a few wireless sensors, residents can tell which of their appliances is using the most energy and to monitor water and electricity consumption throughout the day.

In addition to saving the earth and your wallet, Patel imagines other applications for his sensors, like monitoring human motion in a building to improve home security and elder care.

Image courtesy of The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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  3. […] Shwetak Patel ingin membantu Anda menghemat energi di rumah Anda. Seorang profesor ilmu komputer dan rekayasa di University of Washington, Patel juga merupakan penerima 2011 dari MacArthur Fellowship (juga dikenal sebagai “Genius Hibah”) untuk karyanya mengembangkan canggih, sensor energi user-friendly untuk rumah dan kantor. Teknologi unik Patel menggunakan algoritma canggih untuk menentukan berapa banyak energi setiap perangkat rumah tangga mengkonsumsi dengan mengambil pola masing-masing aktivitas. Dengan hanya memasang beberapa sensor nirkabel, warga bisa membedakan mana peralatan mereka menggunakan energi paling dan untuk memantau air dan konsumsi listrik sepanjang hari. Selain menghemat bumi dan dompet Anda, Patel membayangkan aplikasi lain untuk sensor nya, seperti pemantauan gerak manusia dalam membangun untuk meningkatkan keamanan rumah dan perawatan orang tua. Read more […]

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