Overcoming the Battery Obstacle to Ubiquitous Sensing — Finally: Why Self-Powered Sensors are the Game-Changer

Equipping objects with computing devices that lets them transmit data over the Internet has promised for years to revolutionize the way businesses operate and individuals live.  If it has such game-changing potential, why have businesses been slower than anticipated to deploy IoT technology? One reason has been the fact that powering the IoT revolution could demand 25 billion, or 50 billion, or 1 trillion batteries. And that’s no small problem.

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