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Smarts from Seoul: The Maturing Smart Home

TechMatters
January 10, 2020

Smarts from Seoul: The Maturing Smart Home

A slew of high-tech startups from Korea are giving visitors to CES a peek of what the smart-alecky home of the future might look like. Looking beyond the remote controlled thermostats and nanny cams of today, these outsiders want to help people at home eat right, feel right, and sleep tighten.

Part of Seoul’s Smart City and Smart Life exhibition at the annual Las Vegas show, some of the highlights include engineering that can help people make better meal hand-pickeds, better online shopping decisions, and even improve their mental health

Arriving at Home

While mobility continues to be a major topic at CES, two of the Korean beginners are focusing on one of the more onerous tasks motorists face: parking the damned car.

Current automated parking mixtures either necessitate motorists to monitor maneuvers from outside the car while chilling a key fob button or they exercise advanced–and expensive–systems that deploy lidar( light-colored identification and ranging) sensors to delineate openings and support safe driving routes. Cube AI wants to simplify the whole endeavor-without relying on vigilant drivers or costly lidar. So Cube AI located such a system on video cameras, in some cases using those already installed in garages and cars.

Cube AI engineering can take video feeds from variou garage insurance cameras to stitch together a ended via of, say, a parking garage. It can then identify free spaces and direct gondolas to navigate to them on their own using the vehicles’ onboard cameras. Cube AI’s structure could also make it much easier and cheaper to turn a dwelling garage into a smart garage in the future.

Not everyone has the indulgence of a home garage, however, so for those looking for street parking, Hancom Mobility “ve developed” a ruggedized low-profile discus that comes bolted to the pavement. The artillery controlled IoT device can tell the network when a opening is open or occupied. Motorists is available to readily find an open blot via an app or make a reservation and compensate in advance.

According to an IBM-backed study, operators looking for parking can account for up to 30 percentage of traffic congestion, so such Hancom’s technology could potentially help reduce fuel consumption and contamination. The corporation says the batteries in its IoT device will last for up to 3 years before they have be replaced, and Hancom once has about 1,000 of the inventions installed in pilot projects in Korea.

At the Front Door

Photo credit: John R. Quain

Once you make it home, coming inside–and withhold others out–is the focus of Irisys‘ smart door fastening. With a small senor display and LCD display, the Irisys lock doesn’t look that much different from current smart-alecky entrance fastens but it has a unique feature.

You don’t need a key code or smart phone to prompt it. All you need is your face.

The facial acknowledgment arrangement operations a camera with a horizontal consider of about 20 grades to accommodate citizens of running prominence, and, should an invader appear, it will accumulate a photo of anyone who tries to break in or hack the door lock.

And, of course, you can remotely open the door for transmissions or friends via your smart phone.

Eat Right

Looking for a snack or want to plan tonight’s dinner?

Piquant is developing tech that could be used in the future to tell if those leftovers in the fridge are still safe to eat. The company has designed thumb-sized spectroscopy-based sensors that can detect at a molecular rank when nutrient has started to rot.( Spectroscopy is the technique used by NASA on Mars landers to detect the composition of parts in the clay .) One perception, according to the company, is that its contact-less sensors could be used in hand-held manoeuvres to check water and food quality.

Photo credit: John R. Quain

Meanwhile Nuvi has been working on its nutrient scanning engineering to assess not only the nutritional price of a meal but too help reduce food waste. Its invention applies a camera to scan a layer of nutrient and then tell the diner important information about her choices.

The system can also be used in cafeteria and restaurant rectifies to reduce food waste. By scanning each diner’s dish before and after a banquet, Nuvi can report on what food was left on the plate and whether they ate their peas and carrots. Based on this feedback, restaurants can then make adjustments in their menus.

Shopping Online at Home

Doing some online browsing but tired of having to guess the claim width for a brand-new pair of shoes? Regrettably , not all immensity 10 shoes are created equal, so Perfitt has developed an astoundingly simple solution to the problem.

Using imaging technology, its system takes a photo of the top and places of your foot and then synthesizes the information to compare it to existing shoe forms. Perfitt will then recommend a range of shoes, which may include size 8 in one symbol but a 9.5 in another brand.

Perfitt’s standalone foot scanner is already in some specialty accumulates like New Balance and Brooks in Korea. But the best use case is at home. For that there’s a free Perfitt app and an outline consumers turn in the storey to take photographs of their hoof. The point is to reduce return proportions at online places like Zappos. So far, Perfitt claims it has achieved an 86 percent accuracy rate.

Finally, even if there are orchestrates of gadgets to help you focus on your physical fitness, but few designs are designed to help with your mental health. Smart Diagnosis hopes to change that by consuming smartphone-based technology to identify the onslaught of depression.

The company’s CardiVu app monitors a user’s pupils employing the camera on a smartphone. From the insignificant pulses and heartbeats it sees, it can measure your heart rate and your rank of stress.

The makes say the technique can be used to create a baseline and then alert useds and healthcare professionals when it sees an increase in stress that could obligate the subscribers prone to depression.

The CardiVu app is free, and the company hopes to work with healthcare companies and insurers to monetize these new technologies and, most important, abbreviate the incidence of depression.

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