Wireless charging, energy harvesting, smart pills and batteries for renewable electricity storage have made the top 50 technologies and innovations list, according to analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan.
The Techvision 2020 report showcases 50 technologies which will reshape the world in the coming years.
The key objective of the research was to identify key technologies that will impact business in this decade.
According to Frost & Sullivan partner, Rajiv Kumar, the team collected intelligence on several emerging and disruptive technologies and conducted interviews with innovators and developers.
“Each technology was then rated and compared across many parameters such as global R&D foot print; year of impact; global IP patenting activity; private and government funding; current and emerging applications; and current and potential adoption rate,” Kumar said.
The report suggested that the need for increasing mobility has given rise to technologies in the microelectronics and ICT clusters such as wireless charging and cloud computing.
“With wireless charging, consumers will no longer have to depend on wired chargers to juice-up their mobile phones, tablets and cameras. The technology involves a metal plate, which will charge the device wirelessly, and will be deployed in public places such as airports, cafes, and restaurants,” Kumar stated.
He added that the introduction of flexible electronics will completely revolutionise peoples’ perspective on devices.
The adoption of zero-emission power generation will also increase along with advancements in battery technologies for renewable electricity storage, the analyst firm said.
The results also showed that while each technology cluster is an independent domain in global research and development, all of the clusters are virtually interlocked.
According to the research, these vast arrays of rapidly evolving current and future applications are interdependent and drive new concepts, products and services.