Today, Quantesla Medical Technologies remembers and celebrates renowned inventor and engineer on his 166th birth anniversary, who patented the rotating magnetic field which acts as a basis of most alternating current machinery.
Tesla displayed a wondrous imagination, creativity and a poetic touch as well. He constructed and invented several devices used widely even today, including the three phase electric power transmission, AC dynamos, transformers and motors, and Tesla coils.
Tesla studied engineering in the Technical University of Graz in Austria and the University of Prague in the Czech Republic. At Graz, he witnessed the Gramme dynamo, which fuctioned as a generator and became an electric motor when reversed, and he deciphered a way to used the alternating current to his advantage. Later, he visualized the principle of the rotating magnetic field and developed plans for an induction motor. He constructed it later when working for Edison’s company in Strassbourg. He eventually sailed for America, arriving in New York with four cents in his pocket, a few of his own poems, and calculations for a flying machine, after separation from Edison, due to their disparate methods.
Tesla’s AC dynamos, transformers and motors patents were bought out by George Westinghouse and culminated in an olympic power struggle between Edison’s DC systems, and the Tesla-Westinghouse AC approaches, which the latter subsequently won.
Tesla made multiple discoveries, such as X rays, terrestrial stationary waves, and others. Tesla’s alternating current system was used to light the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893, which led to winning the contract to install the first power machinery at Niagara Falls, which bore Tesla’s name and patent numbers.
He also invented a teleautomatic boat guided by remote control, of which he made a demonstration when skepticism was voiced.
Nikola Tesla, during his lifetime, registered a minimum of 278 patents for his inventions whose actual count is unknown but is assumed to be around 300 in 26 different countries , no minor feat after all, in the fields of electric machines, lamps, dynamos, motors, power transmissions, distribution, alternating currents and electromagnetic fields.
We at Quantesla Medical Technologies are inspired by the inventions of Nikola Tesla, and thought it apt to integrate his name into our company’s, implementing Tesla’s philosophy of –
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
The principle of a rotating magnetic field is utilised by Quantesla Medical Technologies in their device, Celtron, that operates on the principle of Quantum Resonance Therapy, that incorporates mechanical and electromagnetic resonance to bring about rehab at an exponentially faster pace.
Tesla once said-
“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come and point the way.”
Please stay tuned, we will be bringing you a series of articles talking about Nikola Tesla and his inventions.
This article is written by Diya Arul, 4th year student of MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences and Research, Pune.