WISEPOWER srl is aimed at the design and prototyping of a new class of energy generators for mobile devices.
This idea originates from the discovery, made in the university laboratory, of a new technology that significantly improves the performances of a wide class of electric power generators. Based on this new technology and on the long-standing experience of the inventors in research activities, they decided to give birth to a company aimed at applying this technology to designing micro energy generators for mobile devices.
Mobile electronic devices are energy hungry and the standard existing solutions, i.e. batteries, present a number of back draws like large size and heavy weight, finite life-time, high costs.
WISEPOWER srl has developed a new approach to solve the energy needs of mobile electronic devices: extraction of energy from the ambient when and where is needed. Specifically, WISEPOWER srl has developed a new and innovative technology for the energy-conversion, based on the use of non-linear dynamics applied to physical systems. Vibrational, light, heat energies, to name a few, are harvested from the ambient and converted into the electric energy available for powering electronic devices.
L. Gammaitoni and H. Vocca met Joseph Kovalik to discuss future collaboration with Wisepower Corp., a spin-off company of NiPS, based in Arcadia (CA). The meeting was held in Pasadena, during a visit to Caltech.
In the picture, in front of the Bechman Auditorium (Caltech), from left to right: Luca Gammaitoni, Joseph Kovalik, Helios Vocca.
Wisepower in collaboration with NiPS Laboratory has developed a new iPhone App that allow users to store, upload and share acceleration time series acquired with their device.
The acceleration time series will be uploaded on the RealVibration Database as part of the NANOPOWER (Nanoscale energy management for powering ICT devices) EU Project.
Luca Gammaitoni and Helios Vocca from Wisepower met with Herre Van der Zant and Warner Venstra from MED at TU Delft (http://home.tudelft.nl). The MED group studies the electronic properties of molecular and mechanical systems at the nanoscale.
Prof. Francesco Profumo (middle), Italian Minister for Research and Education, listen to Wisepower CEO, Prof. Luca Gammaitoni (right), during the presentation of the NANOPOWER exhibit at the EC Innovation Convention in Brussels, on Dec 6th, 2011.
Wisepower srl participated to the panel discussion on "portable Power" entitled "Possiamo fare a meno delle batterie ?" (Can we get rid of batteries?).
Introduction by Lorena Pesaresi, Assessore Politiche Energetiche e Ambientali, Comune di Perugia
Luca Gammaitoni, Direttore del NiPS Laboratory, Università di Perugia
Brunello Castellani, Amministratore CentralCom SpA
Helios Vocca, Amministratore Wisepower srl
Mauro Zenobi, Direttore ricerca e sviluppo Angelantoni SpA
Spin Off universitario nato nell’ambito del lavoro di ricerca e sviluppo svolto presso il dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Perugia e dell’Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Sezione di Perugia. P.I. 01364960557