WISP: Battery-Free Computer Gets Power Out of Air

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Battery limitations keep us from developing even more versatile wearables and smartphones. The University of Washington’s Sensor Lab has come up with WISP, which has sensors and computer chip that doesn’t need a battery to operate. It uses radio waves from off-the-shelf RFID readers.

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Such a computer can’t run games but it can track sensor data. This technology has applications in various fields. What do you think? Are you impressed?

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