Research Group Uses Sonar for Computer Power Management

#Computers

Fri, Oct 16th, 2009 10:11 by capnasty NEWS

A research group at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University has developed a way of using your computer's microphone and speakers, and echolocation (sonar) to determine whether you're in front of your computer or away and automatically turn off your monitor at the appropriate time to reduce power consumption. The researchers are looking for test subjects to try it out and see just how much power this system saves.

  1061

 

You may also be interested in:

Qubit Developed by Canadian Quantum Computing Researchers Survives a Record-Setting 39 Minutes at Room Temperature
Smash Your Hard-Disk to Smithereens
A Thought on the Modern Computing
Killing Bad Patents
Why Can't PCs Work More Like iPhones?