This Disney Research Project Explores a Space to Charge a Smartphone

 - Feb 21, 2017
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Although wireless charging devices and furniture pieces are available for consumer purchase today, most people remain tethered to cords and the closest outlet when it comes time to charge a smartphone.

Disney Research is out to change this with its newest project, which is an exploration of 'Quasistatic Cavity Resonance for Ubiquitous Wireless Power Transfer. Simply put, the entirety of the room introduces a "three-dimensional charging experience," so that just by stepping into the space, one's phone begins to charge. As Disney Research describes, ubiquitous wireless power delivery has the potential to "enable purpose-built structures, such as cabinets, rooms, and warehouses, to generate quasistatic magnetic fields that safely deliver kilowatts of power to mobile receivers contained nearly anywhere within."

Currently, the project is in development as a concept, but it could indicate the role homes and offices of the future will play in charging mobile devices.