Sensor Systems Laboratory

Inventing new technology for sensing, robotics, wireless power, and medical devices

Joshua R. Smith, Ph. D.
Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor
Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington

Recent Presentations

Archived Conference Presentations

Josh Smith giving invited keynote talk, "RF-powered computing and communication," at ASPLOS 2014 in "Wild And Crazy Ideas" (WACI) Session. 5:30-6:00pm Tuesday March 4th, ASPLOS, Salt Lake City

Josh Smith presented in UC Berkeley Swarmlab Seminar 12:30-2:00pm March 20th, 490H Cory Hall, UC Berkeley


Josh Smith, "Wirelessly Powered Sensor Systems and Computational RFID." Inivted Keynote talk, IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technology and Applications, Nice, France November 5-7, 2012.

Ben Waters, "Adaptive Impedance Matching for Magnetically Coupled Resonators." PIERS Moscow, Russia August 19 - 23, 2012.

Josh Smith, "Wirelessly Powered Sensing Platforms." 2012 CMOS Emerging Technologies Conference, July 18-20, 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Josh Smith, "Wirelessly Powered Sensor Systems." The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) / Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) / National Science Foundation (NSF) Forum on Integrated Sensors for Cybersystems (FISC), March 22-23 Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Josh Smith, "LVAD Research." The Western Washington American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Thursday February 16, 2012.

Ben Waters, "Freeing the LVAD Patient from Drivelines using Wireless Resonant Electrical Power Transfer." The 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 30 - February 1, 2012


"Freeing the LVAD Patient from Drivelines Using Wireless Resonant Electrical Transfer." Benjamin Waters, Alanson Sample, Joshua Smith, Pramod Bonde. Society of Thoracic Surgeons 48th Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL January 30 - February 1, 2011.

Tether-free Existence with the Free-range Resonant Electrical Energy Delivery (FREE-D) System for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Recipients, Benjamin Waters, Alanson Sample, Pramod Bonde, Joshua Smith, 2011 Annual Meeting for the Bio-medical Engineering Society, Hartford, CT, October 12-15, 2011.

Powering a Ventricular Assist Device over Meter Distances Wirelessly: The Free-range Resonant Electrical Energy Delivery (FREE-D) System, Benjamin H. Waters, Alanson P. Sample, Robert Kormos, Joshua R. Smith, Pramod Bond, 2011 Heart Failure Society of America 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, Sep. 12-15, 2011.

Wireless Power for Ventricular Assist Devices: Innovation with the Free-Range Resonant Electrical Energy Delivery System (FREE-D) for Mechanical Circulatory Assist, Pramod Bonde, Alanson Sample, Benjamin Waters, Emily Cooper, Yoshiya Toyod,; Robert Kormos, Joshua Smith, 91st Annual Scientific Meeting of American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, Philadelphia, May 7-11, 2011.

"Promise of unrestricted mobility and freedom with wireless powering of a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)", Benjamin Waters, Alanson Sample, Joshua Smith, Pramod Bonde, 19th congress of the International Society of Rotary Blood Pumps, Louisville, KY September 8th to 10th, 2011. *** Awarded the Sezai Innovation Research Award

"Innovative Free-range Resonant Electrical Energy Delivery System (FREE-D System) for a Ventricular Assist Device Using Wireless Power", Joshua Smith, Alanson Sample, Benjamin Waters, Yoshiya Toyoda, Robert L Kormos, Pramod Bonde, ASAIO Journal. 57(2):69-105, March/April 2011, p. 102. *** Winner of Willem J Kolff/Don B Olsen Award