Measuring your heart rate today is not unconventional. Smart watches, rings, phones, and even some cheap smart bracelets can handle it. However, a product with the same function turned out at CES, which you might not expect.
It’s a smart light bulb Sengled Smart Multicolor Bulb. It uses a special radar with frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) technology. In combination with artificial intelligence, it is then able to recognize the quality of sleep during the night according to your movements, together with the heart rate and body temperature.
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The device uses similar technologies as the Soli chip, which Google uses in its products. After all, his Nest Hub today can find out in the same way whether the user is asleep or awake. Sengled only moves it a little further with its bulb, and when the bulb detects any changes in the measured values, it will also alert you to this by changing colors.
The manufacturer calculates that the bulbs could have even more use if there are more. If you set up a household with them, you are able to create a virtual map and track human behavior. As an example, he also states that when a person falls in the apartment and something happens to them, the light bulb is able to recognize it and, thanks to the connection to the Sengled Home application, can call for help. For these functions, the light bulb won the CES Innovation Award for innovation at the Las Vegas trade fair.
In addition to health functions, of course, it is also a standard smart bulb with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, which you can control via a smartphone. In addition, the bulb offers values of 90 or more CRI, which should help with true and bright colors. Of course, it is connected to a smart home within Google Home, Amazon Alex or Apple HomeKit, so it can also be controlled by voice commands. As Sengled’s light bulb is still evolving, it should not hit the market until the last quarter of 2022.
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