Forget the hype over universal USB-C charging. This year the new hot topic might finally be wireless charging of your laptop. That’s what I’m thinking after seeing demos of laptops being charged using WiTricity’s wireless charging technology.
The promise of wireless power seems like it would involve magic. In reality, it requires magnetic fields, which is exactly what WiTricity has harnessed to let different companies power their creations – from medical devices to cars – without wires.
AirFuel™ Alliance, the industry leader in wireless charging technologies announces global regulatory approval and worldwide expansion of its certification program for its pan-industry solutions with a broad array of products debuting in 2016. For the full press release, click “read more.”
WiTricity is a Watertown-based startup that develops wireless power transfer solutions for a number of applications, including consumer, automotive, medical, and military. The startup plans to demonstrate its high-power and fast wireless charging technologies, along with automotive in-vehicle charging and wireless charging for wearables, at CES this week.
Wireless charging is making its way into hospitals with the goal of eliminating power issues in everything from surgical tools to defibrillators. Medical device and component manufacturer Greatbatch has partnered with wireless charging company WiTricity to create high-performance wireless charging systems for medical devices.
There are many “constants” with regard to medical device technology that create design challenges for engineers developing a product. One of these is the need to sterilize many types of non-disposable devices. Another is the need to power any type of product that uses electronics. Still another challenge involves protecting those sensitive electronics against the…
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Medical equipment makers are getting more interested in ditching the cords and wires that connect their products to electric power, and a Watertown company is seeing some benefits. WiTricity, an MIT spinout that sells wireless electric charging systems, is announcing a new licensing deal with medical device and equipment supplierGreatbatch.
WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced that Greatbatch, a global developer and manufacturer of medical devices and components, will leverage WiTricity’s patented wireless charging technology in the development of medical device applications. Greatbatch has licensed WiTricity’s intellectual property to commercialize efficient, high-performance wireless charging systems for medical devices of its own design, as well as systems and solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
WiTricity’s wireless power technology has already sparked some interest in medtech circles. Discover some of the next steps for WiTricity.
Imagine, for a minute, a world with no wires. That, one could say, is the end goal for WiTricity, a company headquartered in Watertown that has revolutionized the concept of wireless charging by using magnetic coupled resonance.