Presenting at Google's "Solve for X" gathering, a Utah startup has unveiled a spray-on antenna that improves signals by anything, just about anywhere, into a signal array. Using a novel nanoparticle spray, Chamtech Enterprises demonstrated how their product can be used on all kinds of materials--trees, walls, fabrics--and in all kinds of environments, even underwater.
The material relies on a proprietary formula that uses thousands upon thousands of nano-capacitors that automatically align themselves properly when sprayed onto a surface. They charge and discharge quickly, and notably don't generate much heat--a major selling point for a product that might be sprayed onto anything from wood structures to cell phone cases to vehicle exteriors.
The explanation of exactly how this works is better demonstrated than written, and Chamtech's CEO, Anthony Sutera, does so in detail in the video below. The company is currently riding high on the results of successful tests that showed that the spray works well underwater, and is currently looking for customers in both the public and private sectors.
I was grabbed by the headline with a giant WTF, until I saw the video... as an experienced engineer with RF background I expected to see a demonstration with source/detection test equipment tagged with third party calibration stickers to add credibility, followed by some kind of explanation and a peek at the patent award (or application). Instead I wasted my time watching the dullest and most unconvincing presentation I've ever seen. The only comforting take-away is that by the time I wrote this there were 65,000 (youtube) others that wasted their time too--that makes me feel a little less stupid for watching the whole thing.
So, where can I buy this stuff and how much does it cost?
If I spray it on my balding head, can I read other peoples minds??
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This does not sound like a good idea. To think someone can just spray this anywhere, and on trees. Hmmm...I just dont think so.