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  • Blog Post: New hope for people living with paralysis

    When we released the Lab of Things a year ago, we knew that it would benefit researchers experimenting with connected devices in various domains. It has been very gratifying to see how the Lab of Things has helped to accelerate research on helping people with disabilities to live more independent lives...
  • Blog Post: Lab of Things keeps growing

    In my previous blogs , I talked about the Lab of Things (LoT), which is a flexible platform for conducting experimental research using connected devices in homes and beyond. Since LoT’s beta release in July 2013, we have made a lot of progress on two fronts. First, we’ve been busily extending...
  • Blog Post: Students develop analytics engine for the Lab of Things

    The Lab of Things (LoT) may sound like something you’d find in a sci-fi movie, but it is a lot more practical than that: it’s a research platform that makes it easy to deploy interconnected devices in multiple homes, then share your individual research data with other investigators, turning...
  • Blog Post: Our Top 10 Blogs of 2012

    Once again, you’ve voted with your clicks and we’ve tallied the results. So…drumroll, please…here are the top 10 Microsoft Research Connections blogs of 2012. Number 10: Try Try F# Who can resist such a redundantly titled post—especially when it offers information...
  • Blog Post: From Smartphone to Smart Home: Automating the Modern Home

    For baby boomers who grew up watching The Jetsons , the idea of the fully automated home was the futuristic stuff of cartoons. Today, the technology is available to make a Jetsonesque home a reality, by using inexpensive network devices that remotely control locks, lights, thermostats, cameras, and motion...
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