The EnHANTs Project is an interdisciplinary project that focuses on developing small, flexible, and energetically self-reliant devices. These devices can be attached to objects that are traditionally not networked (e.g., books, furniture, walls, doors, toys, keys, clothing, and produce), thereby providing the infrastructure for various novel tracking applications. Examples of these applications include locating misplaced items, continuous monitoring of objects (e.g., items in a store and boxes in transit), and determining locations of disaster survivors.
The SenSys demo showcased EnHANT prototypes that are integrated with novel custom-developed organic solar cells and with novel custom Ultra-Wideband (UWB) transceivers, and demonstrated various network adaptations to environmental energy conditions. A video of the demo will soon be available on the EnHANTs website.