Tired of looking for a place to charge your phone at Walt Disney World or Disneyland? You soon might be able to charge your phones and devices using wireless electricity at Disney parks and resorts. The technology, developed by Disney Research, allows people to charge their devices in a specially created prototype living room.
From Ars Technica…
Disney Research has achieved room-scale ubiquitous wireless power delivery. That is, Disney has created a prototype living room where 10 objects—a smartphone, a lamp, a fan, an RC car, and more—are powered wirelessly, no cables required. Unlike existing wireless power transfer solutions, which mostly require an object to be placed very close to a wireless charging pad, the objects in Disney’s living room can receive power while freely roaming; you can walk into the room with a smartphone in your pocket and it will start charging
Dubbed Quasistatic Cavity Resonance (or QSCR) the technology creates a magnetic field using a copper pole and aluminum walls to power small devices in an enclosed space.
According to the report, this technology only works in rooms that were built for this purpose. However, you can bet that Disney will find a way to utilize this technology in the parks sometime in the future, whether in an attraction or at a new resort. This is the kind of technology Walt Disney dreamed of when he envisioned the original Epcot, and it’s fitting that Disney are the ones who are perfecting it.
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