RFID Light Bulb: Enabling Ubiquitous Deployment of Interactive RFID Systems

Authors

Jeremy Gummeson (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Jim McCann (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Chouchang (Jack) Yang (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Damith Ranasinghe (The University of Adelaide)
Scott Hudson (Carnegie Mellon University)
Alanson Sample (Disney Research Pittsburgh)

International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) 2017

August 2, 2017

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has the potential to provide inexpensive, wireless, battery-free connectivity and interactivity for objects that are traditionally not instrumented. However, these systems have not seen widespread deployment outside warehouses and supply chains, owing to the complexity of installing bulky RFID readers, antennas, and their supporting power and network infrastructure. In this work, we leverage advances in semiconductor optics, RF antenna design and system integration to create a hybrid RFID reader and smart LED lamp, in the form factor of a standard light bulb. This makes deploying RFID readers literally as easy as screwing in a light bulb. We explore the home-scale RFID interactions enabled by these smart bulbs, including infrastructure monitoring, localization and guided navigation, and standalone lighting effects.

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