Wireless electricity 'to redefine business'

Wireless electricity could allow businesses to use one multiple source to power all appliances, experts say.

Eric Giler, president and CEO of WiTricity, said that wireless power will benefit businesses and consumers with increased efficiency and freedom.

"Laptop batteries are always burning out and always need a charge. What we did was build a coil into a standard laptop computer and it gets its source from behind a wall in your office.

"You could move them around the room and the laptop will continue to charge," he explained.

Leggett & Platt have partnered with Fulton Innovation to redefine how business is done, by creating mobile workspace.

According to MIT, various methods of transmitting power wirelessly have been known for centuries.

The institute was able to light a 60W light bulb from a power source seven feet (more than two metres) away; there was no physical connection between the source and the appliance.



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