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WISP Computer Gets Power Wirelessly From Radio Waves

Intro

There has been a lot of noise about how the Internet of Things is changing the way we see the world, and not just the way we see the world, the way we feel when we see this changes. Well, the Internet of Things is gradually changing the world, and one thing that has really delayed the change of the world by the Internet of Things is the bad state of battery technology that we have, it doesn’t even look like we have what it takes to dive into the next age.

Some researchers have come up with a device, which according to them, is a tiny computer that doesn’t really need a battery to operate. For those of us who may not be too familiar with this, it’s a Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP). The little computer has been designed to beat all the issues that many have encountered when trying to find power outlets and it even eliminates the use of bulky batteries in our gadgets. This device harvests power from radio waves, so it doesn’t need power equipment; in fact, it’s just an off-the-shelf RFID transmitter.

WISP has the ability to pull enough power out of thin air to power a processor, but it wouldn’t be disrupting the radio waves your computer, Smartphones, and tablets use. When talking of its power, the researchers from University Of Washington’s Sensor Lab said it’s like the FitBit as it has enough power to run sensors and transmit data.

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WISP Computer–University of Washington Sensor Lab



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