The need to optimize the efficiency of smart devices has been a matter of discussion in the electronic circles for several years. Hence, in an order-breaking turn of events, the University of Waterloo have set on a quest to develop smart devices that can function without batteries and do not require charging either. The devices that function without batteries and are available as IP addresses are commonly referred to as Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The reduction in operational costs that can come about with the usage of IoT devices is commendable, and hence, the efforts at the University of Waterloo are projected to gain attention from several pockets.
Advantages of IoT Devices
Battery-free devices can also be positioned in areas away from the grid, and this has led to the popularity of these devices. Furthermore, the IoT devices are equipped with sensors that can gauge the temperature dynamics of the surrounding while also detecting the level of motion and sound in the vicinity. However, the creation of IoT devices that can function without batteries has been a struggle of the technological circles.
The researchers at the University of Waterloo showed how an RFID tag can be hacked into developing an IoT device. The research and development initiatives that have offset across the University shall pave way for growth and advancement in the domain of energy-efficient electronic devices. Furthermore, the research is also prognosticated to attract the attention of other renowned scientists, research organisations, and international entities.