Disney Creates Room That Can Wirelessly Charge All Devices in It
The Disney Research group managed to create a full-coverage wireless power system for all devices in a room. A recently published paper in PLoS One details how the team provided 1900 watts with between 40 to 95 percent efficiency.
The research team described the importance of their work and the need for reliable wireless power:
“Wireless power delivery has the potential to seamlessly power our electrical devices as easily as data is transmitted through the air. However, existing solutions are limited to near contact distances and do not provide the geometric freedom to enable automatic and un-aided charging.”
The prototype living room manages to power 10 objects, including a smartphone, lamp, an RC car and more.