• The system comprises just two components; an access point (a router), and custom-built sensors. “The goal of the sensors is to harvest RF (radio frequency) power and convert it into DC power,” explains Vamsi Talla, a researcher on the project. 
  • Those are two important distinctions.  Energous already sells a device that transmits power through the air through RF signals, but it requires entirely new, dedicated hardware, though, and loses the Wi-Fi aspect. The UW research can coexist with traditional Wi-Fi routers.
  • They’ve already founded a startup to help take what they’ve achieved so far and turn it into an actual product. 

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