- John Grou
- Patent holder and research engineer, Safeplug
- Speaking at TED2009
- February 2009
- Long Beach, CA
John La Grou plugs smart power outlets: John La Grou unveils an ingenious new technology that will smarten up the electrical outlets in our homes, using microprocessors and RFID tags. The invention, Safeplug, promises to prevent deadly accidents like house fires -- and to conserve energy.