Who Invented Wireless?
The world’s first wireless device was a telephone, invented by both Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant Charles Summer Tainter in 1880. It is also known as a photophone or a radiophone. In Bell’s own words, this invention of his was more important to him than the telephone. The photophone carried the sound over a beam of light and its intensity changed as the persons on the both sides of the line spoke. This change in intensity was detected by the photophone and was converted into the sound. The photophone wasn’t an immediate success.
Next in line was ‘wireless telegraphy’ or ‘radio’. The radio in its early days was known as ‘wireless telegraphy.’ Who invented the radio (wireless telegraphy) is still a disputed theme. Italian inventor Gugliemo Marconi is normally credited as the inventor of the radio but critics say he only improved what had been already invented. J. C. Bose, a physicist from India, ignited gun-powder using wireless technology. It was in the year 1894. He was awarded a patent for the ‘detection of electrical disturbances.’ He was not interested in the commercial aspects of his invention. Nicola Tesla, Ferdinand Braun, Edison, Hertz, Maxwell etc are also among the early pioneers of the wireless technology.Category: Inventions, Technology