Fadel Adib: Sensing the physical world in unprecedented ways


In this session, Professor Fadel Adib, principal investigator within the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and associate professor at MIT Media Lab and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will cover a new generation of technologies that can sense, connect and perceive the physical world in unprecedented ways. These technologies promise transformative impact on areas spanning climate change monitoring, ocean exploration, healthcare, food security, robotics and even extraterrestrial exploration.

Professor Adib’s talk will cover three core technologies invented by him and his team. The first is an ocean internet-of-things (IoT) that uses battery-free sensors for climate-change monitoring, marine life discovery and seafood production (aquaculture). The second is a wireless sensing technology that can “see through walls” and monitor people’s vital signs (including their breathing and heart rate) without requiring any contact with the human body. The third is a physical intelligence platform that extracts new data from billions of already-deployed IoT devices to enable new applications in retail, robotics and automation.

The talk will touch on the journey of these technologies from their inception at J-WAFS and MIT to international collaborations and startups that aim to translate them to real-world impact in areas spanning healthcare, climate change and supply chain.

This session takes place on March 29 2023, during the the first day of 2023 MIT Europe Conference in Vienna, one of the most forward-thinking business events in Europe co-hosted by Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) where MIT faculty members engage with decision-makers, entrepreneurs, executives and startups in a conversation about the future.

Registration to livestream this event is free.

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Fadel Adib

Principal investigator, Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS)



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