Wearable recognizes appliances and monitors their power consumption
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As consumers become ever-more environmentally conscious we have seen multiple initiatives such as carbon-offsetting credit cards and travel agencies that enable people to keep tabs on their carbon footprint. Now, MagnifiSense is a wearable developed by researchers at the University of Washington that takes a different tack. The wristband detects what devices and vehicles the wearer interacts with and automatically calculates their personal energy usage. MagnifiSense uses a trio of sensors to differentiate between devices by measuring the level of electromagnetic radiation emanating from each. Since every household object naturally creates a different radiation pattern, the system is able to…
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