More than 95% of the ocean has never been observed by humans, even though the ocean plays the largest role in the world's climate system, has so many undiscovered species, and regulates the world's weather.
We invented the world's first battery-free wireless underwater camera. The camera is powered by underwater sound, captures color images at ultra-low-power, and transmits them wirelessly to a remote receiver. Our electronic design consumes 100,000 times less power than state-of-the-art low-power underwater imaging systems, allowing us to power it entirely based on the harvested sound energy.
This technology paves the way for massive, continuous, and long-term ocean deployments with many applications including marine life discovery, submarine surveillance, climatology, maritime archeology, geology, space exploration, aquaculture farming, and underwater climate change monitoring.