RFID-Vox: A Tribute to Leon Theremin

  • Pavel V. Nikitin
  • Aaron Parks
  • Joshua R. Smith


This chapter is dedicated to Leon Theremin, the inventor of the first passive RFID tag-like device, who is more widely known as an inventor of the contactless musical instrument known as the thereminvox. A biographical overview of Leon Theremin and his works is presented together with a concept of a wireless musical instrument named RFID-vox, which combines basic principles of the thereminvox with passive UHF RFID sensor technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel V. Nikitin
    • 1
  • Aaron Parks
    • 2
  • Joshua R. Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Intermec Technologies CorporationEverettUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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