We are actively working on one of the most import and revolutionary issues of the day: energy harvesting. This is the ability to generate energy from motion or friction so that RFID tags and sensors can work ‘forever’.
By eliminating the need to change batteries, tags can be made productively active and sensors can be built into physical products without having to worry about maintenance. We use the piezoelectric properties of different materials to generate power from stress, vibration and temperature. Read more about our research on energy harvesting here.
The advantages of energy harvesting are clear
• No need to worry about changing batteries
• Reduced maintenance time and cost
• Lower total operational costs