Right here’s a enjoyable left-field thought from CES this week: a sensible lightbulb able to taking well being readings, together with coronary heart charge, temperature and monitoring sleep. Needed? Not within the slightest. Fascinating, yeah, certain.
On the face of it, the product operates in the same capability as the newest Nest Hub — and makes use of the same expertise. Radar sensing is on the coronary heart of it, measuring modifications within the consumer’s physique to ship a sort of passive well being monitoring system — i.e. one which doesn’t require you to placed on a smartwatch or health band.
In fact, there are much more variables with a lightbulb, versus a product particularly designed to sit down subsequent to your head when you sleep. There are additionally some broader questions right here, like, is the sense of comfort in not carrying a health band — and even ring — so nice that you simply’d wish to outsource it to a lightbulb? And what of accuracy? It’s robust to compete with readings from sensors mounted straight subsequent to the physique.
The smarthome gadget has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi performance, and will have some probably helpful functions for eldercare, together with fall detection. The Verge has a bit extra perception into the bulb, which is ready to launch towards the top of the yr for an undisclosed value. Sengled introduced quite a lot of different merchandise on the present, as properly, together with a sensible oil diffuser, a transportable lamp and a movement sensor.