Whenever we set up for a training session, the number of power strips daisy chained across the room for the laptops would upset the fire marshall.
The computer labs in some of our schools would send him into cardiac arrest.
We have wireless internet access. Wouldn’t it be great to have wireless power?
The tangle of cables and plugs needed to recharge today’s electronic gadgets could soon be a thing of the past.
US researchers have outlined a relatively simple system that could deliver power to devices such as laptop computers or MP3 players without wires.
Well, maybe not quite that soon.
The MIT researchers behind the concept haven’t actually built a wireless power system. However, “computer models and mathematics suggest it will work”.
I don’t understand the science behind all this but it’s still a cool idea. However, I do have one question.
What happens when human flesh gets between the electrical source and the device being powered?
I guess that’s just one of the “number of other aspects that need to be addressed to ensure efficient conversion of power to a form useful to input to devices”.
Stay tuned. And plugged in.