EngineerBlogger haz media buzz about invention!

EngineerBlogger haz media buzz about invention!

Our very own Cherish has been scheming in the lab lately and came up with something really cool. If you haven’t heard about it, Cherish and two other researchers at North Dakota State University have developed a patent pending, thin RFID tag for metal objects. The main press release (i think) is here. You can read more about it here, here, and here. In a nutshell, RFID tags don’t work too well on metal objects because the metal object causes interference and signal loss. Previous methods to solve this problem required bulky objects to be placed outside of the metal object which could be easily damaged during transportation. Cherish’s RFID tag is only about 3 mm thick, which meets standards for these sorts of tags.

First off, let me congratulate Cherish and her team for a job well done. Coming up with a workable, commercially viable solution to a problem that could be very far reaching, combined with filing the patent, and getting a publication on it deserves a round of applause. Plus, if she gets uber rich off of it, she might even fund my research (isn’t that right Cherish?!?!! 😀 ).

Congratulations and good luck in the licensing negotiations!

 

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