Jan 29, 2013With the concept of the Internet of Things at the forefront of consideration with respect to the future of information and communications technology (ICT) within the European Union, RFID is being seen as an important enabling technology. Attention, in this respect, is also being directed at the importance of ubiquitous computing and networks, where RFID is seen as significant, including developments in RFID that can support enhanced functionality, processing and sensory capabilities. This also raises the powering and energy-conservation requirements for these more sophisticated RFID devices, and the importance of energy harvesting as a means of satisfying such demands. In this session, Anthony Furness will provide a brief introduction to RFID carrier functionality and energy harvesting, as well as their significance in realizing the IoT objective.
Dr. George Roussos, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Information Services, Birkbeck College, University of London