Fulton Innovations Discusses Wireless Power at SXSW 2012

Remember how long you waited for your modem to connect to the internet in the dial-up days? We’ve come a long way since then with WiFi and according to Fulton Innovations the way we charge our devices is about to take a similar wireless leap. During the SXSW Interactive panel “Juice Without Wires: The Future of Wireless Power,” Fulton showed off it’s technology which includes tables and retail shelves that use electrical induction to charge devices that simply lay on top of them. Fulton takes the technology a step further by combining it with printed electronics to show that magazines and CPG packaging can actually pulsate with electricity when sitting on a wireless surface.

Some of the presentation was a recapitulation of Fulton’s display at CES in January but the hour-long format let the company to expound and a fuller vision for the future. Most notably, Fulton has its eye on electric vehicle charging, proposing a solution where cars can simply park on a wirelessly charged smart-space without the need for a plug. The parking spot would also be able to recognize individual cars, collect data, and send information to the owner via a mobile app.