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Our FREE-D system uses magnetically coupled resonators to efficiently transfer wireless power across meter-distances to heart pumps (LVADs) implanted in the human body. The use of wireless power will eliminate the need for the transcutaneous driveline, which is the leading cause of LVAD complications and patient re-hospitalization.
The goal of this project is to develop a wirelessly powered near-field RFID platform that is enhanced with computing and sensing capabilities and is compliant with NFC RFID readers commonly found in handheld devices and smart phones.
Wireless power technology offers the promise of cutting the last cord, allowing users to seamlessly recharge mobile devices as easily as data is transmitted through the air. This project explores the use of magnetically coupled resonators for this purpose.
The WISP is a programmable, battery-free sensing and computational platform designed to explore sensor-enhanced RFID applications. WISPs are powered exclusively from harvested RF energy and have an operating range of up to several meters off of a standard UHF RFID reader.
Radio frequency signals provide a near ubiquitous energy source due to the large number of TV, radio, cellular, and WiFi transmitters throughout our urban environments. The Wireless Ambient Radio Power (WARP) project harvests and converts these signals into power for use in an variety of applications.
The cable inspection robot is designed to autonomously navigate power distribution lines in search of incipient faults. The goal is to provide estimation on the remaining lifetime of the power cable to enable cost effective maintenance practices. The diagnostic sensor array includes thermal, visual, dielectric, and acoustic sensors.