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‘Fitbit for the Face’ can Turn any Face Mask into Smart Monitoring Device

“Northwestern University engineers have developed a new smart sensor platform for face masks that they are calling a ‘Fitbit for the face.’ Dubbed ‘FaceBit,’ the lightweight, quarter-sized sensor uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask.”


Wireless Power Transfer System With Enhanced Efficiency by Using Frequency Reconfigurable Metamaterial

“The wireless power transfer (WPT) system has been widely used in various fields such as household appliances, electric vehicle charging and sensor applications. A frequency reconfigurable magnetic resonant coupling wireless power transfer (MRCWPT) system with dynamically enhanced efficiency by using the frequency reconfigurable metamaterial is proposed in this paper.”


Intelligible Wireless Power Charging and Data Transfer for Electric Automobiles

“Focusing on reducing emissions and improving fuel economy, automotive manufactories are developing Electric Vehicles (EV) to replace fuel and diesel vehicles starting in 2030~2040. The green power supply EVs to make a maximum environmental benefit, zero-emission, and lower pollution. However, changing climate occurs intermittently which results in spinning reserve of electric power. Fortunately, a stable electric storage system (ESS) may compensate for this problem.”


US Air Force Taps Solar Energy, Wireless Transmission For Battlefield Deployment

“The US Air Force is determined to sail into a carbon negative future with a big dose of solar energy, regardless of West Virginia US Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition to climate action.”


Worldwide Wireless Power Transmission Industry to 2024 – Featuring Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics and Nucurrent Among Others

“The future of the wireless power transmission market looks promising with opportunities in the smartphone, notebook, tablet, wearable electronic, and electric vehicle charging applications. The global wireless power transmission market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 23% from 2019 to 2024. The major drivers for this market are increasing consumer preference for wireless connectivity, growth in electric vehicles, and increasing need for effective charging systems.”


Samsung’s New TV Remote Uses Radio Waves From Your Router to Stay Charged

“CES is always a moment when companies reiterate their dedication to environmental causes and trumpet their latest, more efficient products and packaging. After introducing a solar-powered Eco Remote for its 2021 TVs, Samsung is back again with a new version that comes with a pretty fascinating trick.”


Distance Wireless Charging Made a Minor Comeback at CES 2022

“Imagine if the smartphone in your pocket, gamepad in your hand, or watch on your wrist could charge wirelessly. No cables, no wireless charging pads. Just wireless power beamed through the air by a router, much like Wi-Fi. The potential benefits for medical devices, sensors, cameras, and a host of other battery-powered gadgets are easy to grasp. Wires and cables are awkward, and batteries are expensive to produce and difficult to recycle.”


Cleveland Clinic Implants First Wireless Pacemaker Defibrillator System

“Cleveland Clinic has implanted the first leadless pacemaker defibrillator system in the world.

Dr. Daniel Cantillon is a research director at the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute and the principal investigator for the study on the new device. He says this technology could impact 6 million people in the United States alone.”


Researchers Create New Security Method For Wireless Transmission

“Most security measures in communication systems focus on encryption, but researchers have recently developed a new security feature that makes signals appear as noise. Why is encryption so important, what did the researchers develop, and could it be implemented in future systems?”


Hybrid Platforms: Bringing Electrified Efficiency to Land, Sea and Air

“Across all domains and platforms, energy innovation is needed now as new technologies demand ever more power, legacy solutions result in wasted resources and avoidable vulnerabilities, and the push towards Net Zero gains momentum.”


What Will Industries Do With The Power Of Private Wireless Networks?

“This is the final installment in a three-article series by business leaders at Nokia on the latest evolutions of Industry 4.0, what’s changed with uptake of smart, connected technologies, and how companies can use today’s advanced communications tools to fuel post-pandemic recovery and growth.”


AWS Targets the Energy Industry With Launch of the AWS Energy Competency Program

“Amazon today announced a new program that will formally identify AWS Partners who develop specialized solutions aimed at the energy industry. The new AWS Energy Competency Program, as it’s called, will identify these specialized partners who have already demonstrated the technical expertise and customer success that can help energy producers around the world build and implement AWS-powered solutions using the latest technology, while also navigating the transition to a more sustainable energy future.”