Wireless Power Transmission
Moving electricity from one place to another without the use of large copper wires. Originally proposed by Nikola Tesla and now in development for potential commercial use.
We've already seen wirelessly powered implants that are activated by an external transmitter. Taking things a step further, scientists are now able to activate multiple implants sequentially, still using just one transmitting device.
Usually when we talk about "cutting the cord," it means cancelling cable TV. But Russian startup Reasonance has bigger plans for TV cord cutting, showing a prototype that leaves the electrical cord behind in favor of wireless power.
Yesterday we covered the news that New Zealand's second-largest electricity distributor has signed a deal with startup Emrod to trial long-range wireless power transmission. Today we follow up with an interview with Emrod's founder, Greg Kushnir.
A New Zealand-based startup has developed a method of safely and wirelessly transmitting electric power across long distances without the use of copper wire, and is working on implementing it with the country's second-largest power distributor.