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Swedish start up gives sensors cheap energy from indoor lighting

When we first began to write about the IoT, one of the ideas that fascinated us was harvesting physical movement and turning it into electrical energy, like pushing a light switch, and the pressure of your finger generating enough energy to power a wireless signal to speak directly to a bulb telling it to turn on – eliminating control wiring. This week we have come across Epishine, a company that has been working in taking Organic Solar Panels from the Norrkoping University lab in Sweden, into mass production. It is more a case of all devices getting re-charged while the light is on in a home, rather than harvesting physical energy to do that re-charging. This issue here is that…

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