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Inspired by the Home of the Future

By Leah Hoffmann

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 62 No. 9, Pages 112-ff
10.1145/3344298

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Shwetak Patel, a professor at the University of Washington (UW), director of a health technologies group at Google, and recipient of the 2018 ACM Prize in Computing, has made a career out of pushing old tools to new heights. He has leveraged existing infrastructure to make affordable energy monitoring systems; he used mobile phone sensors like cameras and microphones to help manage chronic diseases. Here, Patel talks about feedback loops, the home of the future, and the changing healthcare landscape.

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