Market Research Report
The Smart Home as a Test Bed for the Wireless Charging Industry
|Published by||Navigant Research||Product code||810995|
|Published||Content info||14 Pages; 4 Tables, Charts & Figures
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|The Smart Home as a Test Bed for the Wireless Charging Industry|
|Published: March 21, 2019||Content info: 14 Pages; 4 Tables, Charts & Figures||
The concept of wireless charging has existed since the 1890s. This technology has largely been used for simple applications at very close ranges, such as powering electric toothbrushes. Wireless charging has gained greater traction recently due to the commitment of smartphone brands like Apple and Samsung to support wireless charging through mats. Advanced wireless charging technologies are emerging that enable longer ranges, up to 30 feet, with increased mobility. This longer-range wireless charging could have significant impact on the smart home market, beyond reducing the need for electric wires. With buy-in from device manufacturers, wireless charging has the potential to become as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi.
If longer-range wireless charging gains a foothold, it is likely to affect the adoption of new sensors to increase awareness about occurrences in the home, ease installation for new do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions, mitigate energy efficiency issues around standby power, and help impaired consumers keep devices charged more easily. This market faces significant challenges, however. Regulations, health and safety, consumer sentiment, and technology development will be crucial as wireless charging expands to gain and keep popularity. Navigant Research expects a strong future for wireless charging in the smart home.
This Navigant Research report analyzes the use of wireless charging in smart homes. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including regulatory approval, infrastructure, consumer concerns, and cost and flexibility. Various wireless charging standards and other market obstacles are discussed. The report provides recommendations for unlocking the potential of this technology.