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Wireless Power Is Here — Could It Save Your Life?

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WiFi gets you wireless internet. WiGL, pronounced wiggle, could one day very soon get you wireless electrical power.

In a world that relies increasingly on highly mobile battery power, gaining mobile access wirelessly to a power source may not only be a convenient resource for consumers using smartphones and computers, but it could also be life-altering and potentially life-saving resource when it comes to medical technology and equipment.”

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Energous WattUp PowerBridge Receives Regulatory Approval in China for Unlimited Distance Transmission for IoT Applications

“SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT), a leading developer of RF-based wireless power networks, today announced that its 1W WattUp PowerBridge transmitter technology has been approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China for IoT applications. Energous’ WattUp PowerBridge supports multiple next-generation applications including smart tags, electronic shelf labels, sensors, asset trackers and more.”

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Looking For An Outlet? With Wireless Power, You May Not Need One Soon

“No more searching for that elusive, functioning outlet in the airport to charge your dying cell phone as you wait to board, or worrying about your laptop dying during an important presentation.

That’s what one Virginia-based company envisions. The concept is to get your electric power wirelessly just as you get access to the internet wirelessly.

Wireless power is the focus of WiGL, or Wireless-electric Grid Local Air Networks. The idea is to bring WiGL (pronounced wiggle) networks to local communities so there is no more frantic searching for outlets, blocks, or cords.”

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Leveraging Wireless Power for medical application

“Wearable medical devices play a vital role in healthcare for the military and civilians. Small, portable, and easy to wear, these devices assist first responders, war-fighters and patients with services ranging from physiological diseases like muscle disorders to neurocognitive disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. In recent years, technological advances have succeeded in making these medical devices even more compact, efficient, and accurate. However, there is still the problem that many of these devices require frequent recharging, necessitating the need for downtime. Their charging efficiency can also deplete over time, leading to sudden power failures and the need for replacing.”

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IoT ONE Podcast: The Present & Future of Wireless Power

“In this episode, we discuss the current status of wireless charging and the alternative solutions for consumer, industrial environments. We also explore the potential for a distributed wireless energy network that leverages existing infrastructure to ensure that energy is available on demand.”

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How Wireless Power Technologies can Amplify Clean Energy Production and Reduce our Carbon Footprint

After a year filled with climate disasters, the recent COP26 conference closed with a renewed commitment to limiting the global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius, in line with promises defined in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Urgent action to protect our planet and reduce its carbon footprint has never been higher on the agendas of today’s government leaders, and with that comes a need to reassess which new technologies can help to meet these goals.

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The Fundamental Problems with “Traditional” Power Transmission

Electrical power as we know it has been around since 1882. That’s when Thomas Edison first built a direct current generator, radial line transmission and twisted copper wires to get power to the end users. Since then, electrical power to major metropolitan and industrial areas has been conducted through the same copper wire-based power grid system, so it may come as a surprise that something in use for almost 140 years is fundamentally flawed.

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