The Wall Street Journal: MIT Scientists Pave the Way For Wireless Battery Charging (Friday, June 8, 2007)
A team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported in the online publication of the journal Science, that they had demonstrated wireless transmission of electric power by magnetically coupled resonators. They dubbed their technology “WiTricity” for wireless electricity.
Resonator is an electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude.
Consider the magnitude at which the WiTricity would affect the normal day to day life:
* Normal Person: Wireless Cell Phone / Laptop Battery Charging
* Doctors: Availability of devices which would not need an adaptor to charge but just the WiTricity Technology. Thus making the Doctors more portable.
* Patients: Heart Devices, Blood Pressure Monitoring Devices etc. will not need to be Charged on a constant basis using an adaptor.
This is progress. This is realization of patient safety. This is Technology for the next generation.