What if you could power your iPhone from thin air? Making wires redundant was one of Nikola Tesla’s biggest dreams – a dream University of Washington researchers want to fulfill with PoWiFi. Shyam Gollakota and his team recently demonstrated technology at EmTech Digital in San Francisco that harvests ambient ‘backscatter’ radio signals to power battery-free temperature and camera sensors.
That’s not all …
“If a person loses his keys, the couch can use ambient backscatter to communicate with the lost keys and alert the user.”
The implications are mind-boggling.
This technology will enable smart homes, smart cities and the internet of things.
The internet of things comes to life.
It’s a game-changer.
This proves what many of us already know – that we’re all connected.