Generic Smart Objects

Published on 15 November 2015

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Trying to list the types of smart objects that currently exist and their features.

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Watch

  • screen
  • location (GPS)
  • environment (gyroscope/accelerometer)
  • communication with mobile device
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi
  • input via touch
  • input via buttons {{/section}}

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Lightbulb

  • change output colour
  • link to apps to select colour via photos/music etc
  • remote control via internet
  • Wi-Fi {{/section}}

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Smoke Alarm

  • talks to you
  • tell you when battery low via email/notification
  • remote alarms via app {{/section}}

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Toaster

  • recipes
  • Wi-Fi
  • burn patterns onto toast to give info
  • adjust to bread type {{/section}}

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Thermostat

  • control away from home
  • easy scheduling
  • sense occupants
  • learn routines and take premptive action
  • respond to external conditions (in home, forecast weather) {{/section}}

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Lock

  • NFC/Bluetooth
  • remote unlock
  • audit trail of activity {{/section}}

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Fitness tracker

  • steps
  • colories burned
  • distance travelled
  • goals / feedback {{/section}}

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Security camera

  • stream video over internet
  • face recognition
  • person/intruder detection
  • respond to sounds
  • change position {{/section}}

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Sleep monitor

  • monitor air quality/temperature/ambient noise
  • track movement
  • rate sleep quality {{/section}}

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Energy meter

  • report on energy use
  • calculate cost
  • graphs
  • tell you what's on
  • smart scheduling {{/section}}

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Radio

  • internet radio stations
  • stream from devices
  • customised schedules {{/section}}

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Air quality sensor

  • air quality
  • report and compare to other sensors/legal limits
  • correlate data to health outcomes {{/section}}

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Toy

  • play games with child
  • track child's progress
  • social network in a safe way {{/section}}

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Button

  • initiate remote action
  • action configurable by user
  • shared by anyone with access to it
  • change action remotely {{/section}}

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Lamp

  • light activates in response to remove action
  • ambient
  • shared by anyone with access to it {{/section}}

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Fridge

  • screen/messages
  • shared object {{/section}}

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Ornament

  • aesthetically pleasing
  • ambient
  • not identified as "technology" {{/section}}