Wireless Power: Enabling the Next-Generation of Wearable Devices
Great America Meeting Room 2
11:15 - 11:40
Highly Resonant Wireless Power transfer has the potential to transform the ways users view power and charging. WiTricity has developed Highly Resonant Wireless Power transfer systems for a wide-range of applications, including mobile phones, laptops, industrial robots, and even electric automobiles. This talk will focus on the opportunities and benefits of wireless power for wearable devices.
Speaker Biography (Colin McCarthy)
Colin joined WiTricity in 2012 and is a sales engineer with a focus on medical and industrial applications. He has worked within WiTricity to identify new markets and develop applications for its groundbreaking technology. Prior to joining WiTricity, Mr. McCarthy worked as an Electrical and Embedded Systems Engineer for a number of small companies and startups. Mr. McCarthy holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Company Profile (WiTricity Corporation)
WiTricity Corp. was founded in 2007 to commercialize an exciting new technology for wireless electricity invented two years earlier at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A team of physicists, led by Professor Marin Soljačić, developed the theoretical basis for this method for wireless electric power transfer in 2005. Prof. Soljačić was recognized with a MacArthur Fellowship in September 2008. In addition, his work was recognized as one of the "Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2008" by Technology Review, "Top 100 Science Stories of 2007" by Discover Magazine, and cited in The New York Times Magazine: "The Year in Ideas - 2007."