With the advanced and high-technology we have right now. Researchers are not stopping to find new ways to innovate these technologies.
As of posting, electromagnetic signals are probably bouncing around the room between your phone, laptop, and other internet-connected devices.
For researchers looking for ways to power small, flexible wearables or medical devices, these Wi-Fi signals are a promising alternative to batteries — thanks to a new device that can pick up Wi-Fi and convert it to useable electricity.
The technology to build these devices, called rectennas, has been just around us for quite some time.
But this is the first time that a flexible rectenna can generate a practical amount of electricity, according to the journal Nature.
Most importantly, the new rectennas are the first that are cost-effective to manufacture at a large scale and the first that can pick up Wi-Fi signals at high enough frequencies to actually power devices, like LEDs or a small device’s circuitry, say the Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers who invented them.
These research offers news horizon in the field of technology and it will introduce another way of appreciating devices we have.
Thanks to our hard-working researchers for developing new and helpful technology for us.