People Innovation Excellence

WiFi Backscatter: The Internet of Things Could Talk by Turning Reflective

By Mark Anderson

Researchers may have solved a key problem underlying the emerging “Internet of Things” (IoT): How can these “Things” talk back to their networks? The answer could be by reflecting the ambient signals from conventional Wi-Fi routers.

Forecasts about the Internet of Things—the idea that cars, appliances, clothes, and other devices will all soon be wired in to the ‘Net—mean little if IoT devices still require batteries or plugged-in power supplies to operate. Smartphones and laptops fully occupy many households’ power outlets, having already laid claim with their charging stations and the requisite tangled scads of plugs, cord,s and connectors. Charging or changing batteries on many more devices around the home or workplace would, for most consumers, present too much bother for too little return. ….[Read more]

Published at :
Leave Your Footprint

    Periksa Browser Anda

    Check Your Browser

    Situs ini tidak lagi mendukung penggunaan browser dengan teknologi tertinggal.

    Apabila Anda melihat pesan ini, berarti Anda masih menggunakan browser Internet Explorer seri 8 / 7 / 6 / ...

    Sebagai informasi, browser yang anda gunakan ini tidaklah aman dan tidak dapat menampilkan teknologi CSS terakhir yang dapat membuat sebuah situs tampil lebih baik. Bahkan Microsoft sebagai pembuatnya, telah merekomendasikan agar menggunakan browser yang lebih modern.

    Untuk tampilan yang lebih baik, gunakan salah satu browser berikut. Download dan Install, seluruhnya gratis untuk digunakan.

    We're Moving Forward.

    This Site Is No Longer Supporting Out-of Date Browser.

    If you are viewing this message, it means that you are currently using Internet Explorer 8 / 7 / 6 / below to access this site. FYI, it is unsafe and unable to render the latest CSS improvements. Even Microsoft, its creator, wants you to install more modern browser.

    Best viewed with one of these browser instead. It is totally free.

    1. Google Chrome
    2. Mozilla Firefox
    3. Opera
    4. Internet Explorer 9