HTC Reportedly Working on a Smart Lightbulb That Could Save Lives

HTC Light Bulb

The 12 months 2017 has been a roller-coaster trip for HTC. After a couple of failed makes an attempt, the corporate lastly launched the HTC U11 that managed to get them some much-needed love from the tech neighborhood at massive. And now, it appears to increase that goodwill to a brand new line of sensible residence units. HTC is doubtlessly engaged on a wise lightbulb that may really save lives by alerting customers when somebody falls or when somebody is stationary for lengthy durations.

HTC is claimed to equip these gentle bulbs with related know-how to the Vive VR headset. The sensible bulb has a movement detection sensor that may inform you if an individual falls down within the room. The bulb will then activate a transferring antenna to find out if the particular person is aware or not. ‘Fall Detection’ is without doubt one of the rising area of analysis amongst sensible residence gadget makers because it has various use-cases and will be utilized for all age teams.

HTC smart bulbComparable know-how can even be used to detect whether or not the folks within the room have been sitting for a very long time. The “Sedentariness Reminder Operate” will alert these within the room that it’s not wholesome to be sitting in a single place for a very long time. As of now, it’s not completely clear how the notification/alert might be despatched, however the more than likely route is thru a companion app. The identical app might additionally robotically name an ambulance when the bulb detects that somebody has fallen and so they can’t stand up.

The drawings conceived by HTC present a lightbulb or an all-in-one lamp, as illustrated within the patent utility. This gadget would plug into an ordinary gentle bulb socket after which perform as a wise gentle utilizing the onboard sensors. That being stated, this lightbulb can show extraordinarily helpful in sure eventualities. The Taiwanese firm patent-protected this technique with the USPTO earlier this 12 months.

General, this actually seems like an thrilling product, to say the least. Nonetheless, it stays to be seen if the corporate will start producing sensible residence units beginning this 12 months.