There are a few core, assumed qualities for any developed civilization. Some of those qualities are tangible, like indoor plumbing and technological advancements.
Otherwise are less visible, elements like economic stability, a healthy political system — or the widespread availability of quality education.
That last item is an ongoing constant in discourse surrounding legislation and social development in the United States. Although there might be wide variance of opinion in what form education should take and who should pay for it, almost all Americans believe in the value a strong education, including post-secondary education.
That level of education has become more intertwined with technology than ever before. Around 60% of classrooms across the country now use smartboards, interactive “whiteboards” that save teacher’s notes digitally and allow them to be emailed to students.
Online classes and distance learning have been a format that’s consistently on the rise. Teachers have started leaning more and more on teaching tools like iPads, robotics and drones to teach both timeless topics and help build bridges towards a future in STEM fields for their students.
Even most of the oldest, most outdated classrooms now have TVs and projectors, with their associated remotes.
Every single one of these tools has one thing in common: the need for power.
The logistics that teachers face in their classrooms are endless, especially for those who are teaching in rural settings. Aside from the big picture logistics of things like funding, sometimes the smaller details can be just added barriers to keeping a learning environment running smoothly.
This is one of the endless areas of potential for WigL wireless power broadcasting technology.
WigL transmits power in a way similar to how WiFi transmits data. Transmitters could be installed in key locations throughout an elementary school, a high school or college classroom buildings.
Receivers could be installed on smartboards, classroom computers, and any other digital teaching tool. That would allow teachers absolute control over the layouts of their classroom and freedom of movement in the process of teaching.
Wireless power would also remove the need for school administration to source batteries. There would be no more challenges with batteries running out halfway through a class.
As WigL finds its way into more and more homes, the technology would also help provide more reliable access for distance learning students.
With steady power and more cordless mobility than ever before, education would even become accessible to places where it could never have reached previously.
Power outages would be less likely to prevent a student from turning in assignments on time. Servers would have backup fail-safe power sources.
Ultimately, this would mean education and opportunities for more students than ever before.
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