Kent Larson of MIT Has a Platform for Smarter Cities

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2010-10-27 Email

MIT's Media Lab research group Changing Places, is developing new technologies and new products for cities, urban and suburban areas. New Technologies include Wireless sensing, algorithms, and new interfaces to respond to human activity. Projects range from fine-grain activity recognition using wearable accelerometers, a persuasive thermostat using GPS location of occupants, and a context-aware tunable LED lighting for office environments and new forms of electric vehicles and smart mass transportation systems. We'll also discuss how you build a business model based on a cool idea and transition it into the business world. Join VP of editorial content at Ziff Davis Enterprise, Eric Lundquist as he sits down renowned architect and director of MIT's Changing Places research group, Kent Larson.

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Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.

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