Self Powered Sensors That Never Run Out of Steam

Self Powered Sensors That Never Run Out of Steam

Alpha Through Operating Effectiveness

Our guest David Wentzloff co-founded Everactive in 2012 and is currently its co-CTO. He is also a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Faculty Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.

In this episode, David and Bruce discuss:

  • The numbers around university intellectual property transfer.
  • How to harvest enough energy through heat or light to eliminate batteries.
  • The opportunity to further improve on steam as an efficient method of energy transfer.
  • Use cases for steam (heat) powered sensors and the industries they operate in.
  • Case study that quantifies the cost and value created by monitoring steam traps which then enables us to compute a return on technology investment and the payback period.

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