In developing our technologies, a number of possible applications to everyday objects came to our mind. Here you can find some of those we are currently working on. For all the others yet to come, we would be glad to hear from you.
Internet of things
“The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.” – Wikipedia
By converting indoor (lamp) light into electricity, our printed modules provide energy to electronic devices. Network of thousands of energetically-independent devices are thus enabled. First applications we are developing with our partners concern electronic shelf labels, beacons and sensor networks.
By integrating our photovoltaic plastic foils into garments and clothes, we provide an energy source to be exploited for charging up a laptop or a smartphone. Imagine a bag or a jacket with integrated power chargers as thin as a foil, that allow you to keep your smartphone fully charged while you walk down the street or relax at the park.
Sensors and elementary logic can be printed and integrated into plasters, functioning as monitors for vital functions of the human body. Body-area networks can thus be enabled.