These Battery Free Sensors Will Alert You On Anything And Whatever You Slap Them On (Video)
Aug 14, 2013 19:16
A new wave of technology development lets devices communicate with each other using TV and Wi-Fi signals. And they don't need batteries.
Developed by a team of researchers from the University of Washington, the new communication technique doesn't require any human attention. Known as "ambient backscatter", it creates a network out of thin air and it can go anwhere.
"We can repurpose wireless signals that are already around us into both a source of power and a communication medium," explains lead researcher Shyam Gollakota. "It's hopefully going to have applications in a number of areas including wearable computing, smart homes and self-sustaining sensor networks."
The battery free sensors can be installed on a keychain for example, to communicate with your smartphone. So in any case you lose them, your smartphone will get a text message when you lose it. PhysOrg says, "It could be configured so that when the battery dies, the phone could still send text messages by leveraging power from an ambient TV signal."
Researchers also explain one use case where sensors can be installed in the walls of buildings and alert if the building has any cracks or breaks in structural integrity. The same can be applied to bridges, car parts and anything else.
Amazon fire sticks have brought about a revolution when it comes to watching your favorite movies or latest TV shows. Not only that, but you can also stream live TV using fire stick apps. You just need to touch the button to start streaming and watching your favorite TV shows, movies, live-streaming, and others. Read more
They say little kids little problems, big kids bigger problems. Well, that is right. You think that once they grow up they will be able to ask what they want, to share what is bothering them, or will keep a low-key profile and live a peaceful life but nope. It is just how we poor parents want them to grow up and that in our fantasy live it. Read more
Building a website is not a complex task. You just need to follow the right procedure for creating a website. A website should be created on a strong base and contain all the essential features . Apart from the Content and keywords, there are many different aspects you should consider while creating a website. Read more