Nice to see his work getting a little publicity!
I took a special topics class with Prof. MacIntyre. We had a lot of toys to play with. I made some simple smart home gadgets with phidgets (http://www.phidgets.com/) that tried to use hidden markov models to recognize special events. Those were fun days. http://www.cc.gatech.edu/ael/projects.html
Later in my classes though I was attracted to his wife's (Elizabeth Mynatt) group's projects at the Aware Home.