Items tagged with university of wasington

Wearable cameras are convenient and useful, but their video quality is often limited by their size. A team of researchers at the University Washington recently developed a new HD video streaming method that does not require a battery. Their "backscatter" technology leverages existing ambient RF waves as a power source and then selectively reflects these same RF waves to encode its own signal. This technique will allow wearable cameras to remain lightweight but be able to stream HD videos. Image from Dennis Wise, University of Washington Marketing and Communications Visual Media Producer Most streaming cameras first compress a video before sending it via Wi-Fi. This method typically requires a... Read more...