Wireless charging has the potential to transform our reliance on plug sockets, thus enabling the devices to be constantly topped up with power in almost any location. It's also making in-roads in the healthcare, automotive, and manufacturing industries, especially IoT devices, to get power many feet away from the charger.
Home automation has evolved from smart appliances that have led to the development of integrated smart homes. It consists of four functional segments: lighting, security, audio/video & heating, ventilating & air conditioning (HVAC). The global smart homes market is estimated to reach $135.5B by 2025.
As wireless IoT applications grow, there has to be a set of common standards for how all these networked products effectively talk to each other.