Released in May 2023, this report by Origin Wireless, Inc. discusses the applications of Wi-Fi in sensing the motion of people and objects. These applications include sleep monitoring, fall detection, gait recognition, gesture control, activities of daily living, lighting control, and energy management. Integrated circuits and equipment are being developed with Wi-Fi sensing capabilities, enabling one sensor to serve multiple services through different analytics. The IEEE is planning a standard to extend Wi-Fi applications to sensing. The report discusses the technical challenges of interpreting the multi-path Wi-Fi signal. Newer Wi-Fi technologies will enable heart-rate monitoring, imaging, and multi-target sensing, raising issues of consumer privacy.

Keywords: Connected Home, Cybersecurity/Privacy, Energy Efficiency/Management, Home Networking, Internet of Things (IoT)

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