The world of smart home technology is developing rapidly — we have already introduced smart locks. smart lamps and a variety of other smart home appliances home appliances that is starting to But that’s all you’d expect from a smart home: appliances, electronics, and things that make your life easier. But what else is there? Here are five smart foods you probably didn’t even know existed.

Hummingbird, Smart Toothbrush

Your toothbrush is probably one of the most low tech items you own. Even if you have an electric toothbrush, its most complex electronics are the motor and timer. But the French company Kolibree aims to change that with the release of its bundled toothbrush. What can a smart toothbrush do? You might be surprised: it has cool features for the whole family when you pair it with your iPhone or Android.

For example, there are a number of games your kids can play on the phone while they brush their teeth: the Kolibree website shows an app similar to how kids can move their characters left and right to collect coins by changing the orientation of the toothbrush. As kids learn to brush their teeth better, they can collect more coins for more rewards (although what those rewards are remains to be seen).

kolibree smart toothbrush

Whether they admit it or not, many adults will also enjoy kid’s games, but there are other monitoring features aimed at older toothbrush users, such as the ability to track brushing times and areas and get dental health tips. You may be able to report this directly to your dentist in the future.

Kolibree hasn’t been released yet, but you can pre-order via Kolibree Kickstarter. You can get an early bird toothbrush in white for $99 (one left at the time of this writing), standard white for $129, or standard white, grey, pink, or blue for $149. Do not wait to wait? You can try these five dental health apps for free.

Kuaisou, Baidu Smart Chopsticks

Sounds like an April Fool’s joke — and it was one. Until people began to show great interest in this idea, and Baidu began to take it seriously.

The as yet unnamed product is still a prototype, but what we’ve learned so far is pretty interesting. Due to many food safety issues in China, these chopsticks will interact with the mobile app and let the user know if their food is safe or not. It appears that their primary function is to detect unhealthy oils used in cooking; Oil refining is often used in China to reduce cooking costs, but can pose serious health risks.

The app will show a warning if the oil is not safe to eat, or give the user a green light to continue if it is safe. There are also rumors that they measure temperature, pH, and calories (although it’s hard to imagine how they could accurately calculate calorie information).

Pricing and release details have yet to be released, but it’s safe to say that these will be the most expensive chopsticks you’ll ever consider.

The Magic Carpet of the University of Manchester

A team from the University of Manchester has developed a fiber optic substrate that can be installed on carpets in a home, turning the entire floor into a sensor. What does it do? According to Manchester’s website, «These signals can then be analyzed to show an image of the trail and detect gradual changes in walking behavior or a sudden incident such as a fall or trip. They may also show a steady deterioration or change in walking habits, possibly predicting a dramatic episode such as a fall.”

manchester smart carpet

While this might not seem like something you’d be interested in using, it can be very useful for places like nursing homes, hospital wards, and living assisted communities. Physiotherapists can use it to accurately measure the gait of their patients. The technology could also be able to detect chemical signatures or serve as a fire early warning system.

While there is no indication that the technology will be commercialized in the near future, there is a clear market for this kind of technology and it is easy to imagine where this could lead in the future: intrusion detection systems, better home monitoring, replacement of firefighters or carbon monoxide detectors ( even the current smart option, Nest Protect ) and so on. Unfortunately, there is no indication that the magic carpet journey will be among the features.

Adam and Eve Smart Sprinkler System

Have you ever thought that watering your lawn was too difficult? Not? Well, someone has. And that someone was probably involved in the creation of this intelligent two-piece spray system. Eve, the system controller, stays in your home. A series of moisture sensors called Adams are installed around your yard and tell Eve how much moisture is in the soil, both at the top level and at root level.

When the soil needs watering, Eva turns on the sprinkler. You will avoid over watering, under watering and watering when it rains. It will even connect to your SmartThings Hub to check the weather forecast to optimize your watering schedule (including skipping watering altogether if rain is highly likely).

adam eve smart sprinkler

The sprinkler system connects to your smartphone, allowing you to control the Eva when you’re on the go, though it’s not clear exactly what you can do from your phone. However, the people behind the system say there is the potential to save up to 60 percent of your lawn watering costs with the system, and that it can pay for itself in less than a year.

How much does it cost? Getting Eve and SmartThings Hub will set you back $220, while getting both plus Adam will cost you $295. Additional Adams can be purchased for $50 each. According to the Kickstarter page, they should start shipping very soon.

Smart toilet LIXIL’s Satis

Of course, no list of interesting smart things would be complete without the LIXIL Satis smart toilet. After installing the toilet, the user needs to connect the cell phone via Bluetooth and download the app. Once the app is downloaded, it can be used to raise, lower, or heat the toilet seat; activate the bidet or hair dryer; blush; clear; or play music through the built-in speakers. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a «save a dropped cell phone» option. «.

lixil-satisfied smart toilet

If you’re planning on buying a toilet immediately, it might be worth reconsidering: it will set you back around $2,400 (unless you’ve done a lot of toilet shopping, it shouldn’t be too hard to find one). a standard toilet for about $200-$300). You might also think that even a smart toilet can be hacked, which could increase your water bill (or scare the shit out of you by turning on the bidet when you don’t expect it).

What’s next?

With smart toothbrushes, chopsticks, carpets, sprinkler systems and toilets, it’s clear there’s nothing people won’t try to make smarter. If you want to see more cool things for your smart home, check out this list of 6 smart home products you should support on Kickstarter. which you must fully support And if you don’t want to wait that long, why not take a smart home project from your own ?

What do you think of these smart gadgets? Would you use them to make your home smarter? What do you think we’ll see next? Share your thoughts and predictions below!

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