Wireless sensors that require no external power source or battery maintenance? If this can be perfected, hopefully the next thing that can be tackled is the common household smoke detector! Seriously, this is an important advance in sensor technology and will enable many things that we cannot even think of right now.
How much of a temperature differential is required between the "warm surface" and the room for the system to work? How does the device efficiently shed heat so that it doesn't rise to the substrate temperature and lose the ability to generate power?
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.