WiTricity wants to change how people power their devices without ever needing an outlet.
In a tangled world of wires, cords, and cables, a company just outside of Boston, MA, is working to create a truly wireless planet.
It sounds almost too good to be true, but according to the National Geographic, WiTricity, a company spun off from research at MIT, wants to change how people power their devices without ever needing to plug them in.
Workers at WiTricity are using a process called resonant magnetic coupling, “which allows power to be transmitted several meters in distance,” according to the article. Moreover, the technology could be used in everything from cell phones to electric cars.
Richard Martin, editorial director for Pike, a market research group focusing on energy solution, says the wireless wave could hit sooner than many expect, comparing it to how WiFi took off a decade ago.
“It is not hard to imagine that in the next few years, you go to a coffee shop, sit down in a chair, sign into a power zone, and charge your phone or laptop,” he says.