Sunday, March 9, 2008

Wireless electricity

Labeled by MIT as one of the top 10 emerging technologies, wireless electricity may revolutionize healthcare.

How would wireless electricity change the landscape of medicine? Imagine a world where cardiac monitors, pacemakers, defibrillators, insulin pumps, PCA pumps, and other devices would never need to be plugged in to the wall. Sound exciting?

Researchers at MIT are working on this concept and they've been able to power a 60-watt light bulb by transmitting electricity through the air. By using magnetic fields, they even powered this light bulb around a wall. Imagine a day when you won't be tripping over power cords...

You can read about this research here:

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