Wireless technology has become an essential part of our lives over the last ten years. It was developed for communication, but recently took a more industrial phase by involving transfer of electric current from one device to another.
We use wireless connections to access content on the internet, share files and communicate with our friends on different platforms. While these consumer benefits appear obvious to us, they haven’t been as deep in the industrial sector.
Various industries have incorporated wireless technology to different extents, but the expertise still takes on a traditionalist approach.
What are the key drivers for the growth of wireless technology?
In order for any new technology to be introduced, some motivation needs to drive the new development. It could be potential for gains of financial nature such as increase in revenue or reduction in operating costs.
Another factor likely to control development in wireless technology is health and safety aspects. There are three distinct categories of wireless technology; mobile communication, asset tracking and wireless instrumentation.
What is the future of wireless technology?
In recent years, wireless charging has been introduced. Though it is still in its inception stage, industry analysts anticipate that it will undergo dramatic evolution over the next few years.
The technology is slowly finding its way into an extensive range of applications including laptops, smartphones, kitchen appliances, wearables and electric vehicles.
Manufacturing, healthcare and automotive industries are swiftly taking up the technology as wireless charging looks promising. It has capacity to enable enhanced mobility so that devices relying on Internet of Things (IoT) can be powered even from a short distance away.
According to industry forecast reports, the global market size of wireless charging is likely to hit and cross the $30 billion mark as the year 2027 draws closer.
The projections were arrived at by taking into consideration the inherent benefits of the technology. Wireless charging brings critical convenience to customers and even provides them with an opportunity for safe charging in risky environments where a stray spark from electric current can quickly lead to a catastrophic explosion.
Research into wireless charging promises to advance the range and intensify the flexibility for users of IoT devices.
In the first invention, chargers that implemented wireless technology only worked if the devices were placed no more than a few centimeters from each other.
Current chargers which are not as advanced as those expected to be in production later in future, increased the distance to around 10 centimeters. With the rapid introduction of new technology, it is likely that power will be transmitted through 5 meters of air.
The economic and business sectors won’t be left behind too. They are expected to continue building fresh and ground-breaking uses for wireless chargers.
We will see an increase in restaurant tables that can charge your smart devices, cars that can charge devices installed within and office furniture with charging abilities incorporated into them.
More appliances are likely to take advantage of wireless charging in ways that we haven’t imagined yet.