We have made a selection of disruptive innovations that will replace technologies that we currently use in various fields which seemed almost immovable. All of them are still in development process, some have been in process for years, other some months, we hope to see them all in the market by 2014.
Wysips “What you see is a photovoltaic surface!” Sunpartner Technologies and 3M Company have signed an agreement to develop the first transparent solar charging system for the consumer electronics market, using Wysips® Crystal and Optically Clear Adhesive technologies.
This sustainable wireless transparent micro component will charge devices while they are being used and exposed to light. This development will give consumers the ability to charge their mobile phones and tablets with just natural or artificial light. No electrical outlets needed to power.
Fipel (Field-Induced Polymer Electroluminescent technology) is a new illumination system created by researchers from the Center for nanotechnology and Molecular materials of the Wake Forest University in North Carolina. The new light source is made of several layers of very thin plastic. When a current is passed through the device, it stimulates the plastic to light up.
The result is a natural light similar to that produced the Sun, avoiding the yellowish glow of fluorescent tubes or the bluish colour of the LEDs. Its creators say that they are very malleable allowing to create different shapes. Scientists claim that this new device light is twice as efficient as compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and are at the same level of the LEDs.
The FIPEL light has a lifetime of between 25,000 and 50,000 hours, which is comparable to an LED.
LIFI (Light Fidelity) or visible light communication (VLC), is a new technology that transmits data through ultra-quick pulses of light that are received by an optical router. It could be an alternative to the WiFi, is imperceptible to the human eye, has no impact on the health and, compared to the WiFi, is energetically more efficient. It is also more secure face to privacy, since not through walls.
It is in experimental stage at the University of Edimburgh by a group of researchers from the Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, led by physicist Harald Haas
A set of companies and industrial groups formed the Li-Fi Consortium to promote high-speed wireless optical systems and overcome the limitations that currently has. They believe that it is possible to reach speeds of over 10 Gbps, theoretically allowing to discharge a high definition film in 30 seconds.
Image: Visible Light Communications Concept