From the literary days of Jack London’s Call of the Wild to more recent movie releases like Adrift or The Mountain Between Us, the reality is that human beings seem fascinated with the idea of pushing our limits — and seeing if we can survive the stretch.
This tendency is revealed in the daredevil risks of explorers and mountaineers, men and women who do things like climb Mount Everest or explore the depths of the Amazon rainforest. This bravery often forges the way for advancement as a society.
But these kinds of expeditions certainly come with a cost.
Often the challenges are due to sheer lack of resources. When you’re exploring the earth’s wild side, all you have is what you can carry with you, and that doesn’t include vital, life-giving power.
But what if that could change?
WigL’s unique wireless power design could make the lives of wilderness adventurers easier (and potentially longer). By broadcasting targeted power from transmitters directly to devices, phones and other communications devices could be powered indefinitely — in case a call for help is necessary.
Spelunkers who want to safely explore deep caverns are usually recommended to keep two backup sources of light on hand in addition to their primary light source. Even then, the best of intentions can be destroyed by leaking battery acid.
With WigL broadcasting power directly to light sources, caving would become much safer even for the hobbyist.
The biggest challenge to jungle explorers is something surprisingly small: the ubiquitous mosquito.
At home, electric bug zappers can greatly lessen the number of bugs in your vicinity. What if those units could become mobile? WigL could power bug repelling and killing units that would greatly reduce the number of disease-laden bugs on a rainforest venture.
For exploring the deep sea, the obvious challenge is oxygen.
While WigL can’t necessarily broadcast more oxygen to divers, what it can do is power recycled air systems. The Navy has developed many such devices for re-oxygenating a diver’s breath.
These systems are electric and heavily computerized, which means installing countless failsafes. Keeping these failsafes running (or avoiding using them at all) would be tremendously easy with power being directly broadcast to them. This could be an important step in streamlining the technology for longer and safer dives.
At the Top of the World
What about the mother of all adventures: Mount Everest? Mount Everest’s average temperatures rest around zero or below, even during the warmest summer months.
It’s been known to get as chilly as -76 degrees Fahrenheit. What if WigL could transmit power to mobile heating devices? That is exactly the kind of potential that could save lives, making WigL an essential companion for mountaineering.
These applications are just the beginning of what WigL could offer to adventurous individuals breaking new ground in the wild. Where could you bring WigL with you?