WISENT: Wireless (re)programming of batteryless sensors

Themes: Software technology & Intelligent Systems, High Tech

Late lab scale demonstration

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Truly battery-/wireless implementation of CRFIDs is inhibited by the need for a cable to program the CRFID and the difficulty in streaming data from a reader to the CRFID.


Przemysław developed the Wisent communication protocol that operates on top of the commercial UHF RFID communication protocol. It enables the RFID reader to (re)programme the CRFID even when it's already implanted/embedded.


Future CRFIDs will be able to form a network by communicating with each other. This extends their reach and functionality, bringing even more need for protocols such as Wisent.

Dr. Przemyslaw Pawelczak


Jethro Tan MSc

Henko Aantjes

Amjad Majid MSc