by Daniel de Wolff
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Industrial Liaison Program, April 26, 2017
In more than 20 years working on wireless sensors and radio frequency identification (RFID), MIT research scientist Richard Fletcher has produced several start-ups and over a dozen patents. He directs the Mobile Technology Group at MIT D-Lab, which develops a variety of mobile sensors, analytic tools, and diagnostic algorithms to study problems in global health and behaviour medicine. Utilizing mobile technologies – which include smartphones, wearable sensors, and the so-called internet of things – his group applies these technologies to real-world social problems with global implications. These issues involve a variety of areas, such as environmental monitoring and air pollution, agriculture, farming, and global health.