Technology – The domotic heating system, the smart fridge and the connected washing machine. The Internet of Things revolution is transforming our home into a connected organism. As furniture, electric appliances and home systems are getting smarter and smarter, the overall performance of our home risks to become clumsily unsustainable. And expensive. At CES – Consumer Electronic Show, Italian startup DiCEworld launched DiCe, the IoT device sensing the home with a holistic approach and a sustainable, functional attitude.
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DiCE harmonises completely our house “so that you are always aware of your habits in an environmental-friendly way“. It communicates with other electronic devices and IoT sensors via ZigBee protocol and translates the data collected with a real-time and intuitive colour signal. The device uses smart changes in light colour and colour intensity, which are a universal and intuitive languages, to report on air quality, energy use, plant health and more.
It shines with-in a scale of yellow according to different levels of home’s energy consumption in real-time. When it turns yellow-orange DiCE flags that the maximum power limit is met and there is a possible blackout. Intense blue light indicates good air quality. As the CO2 concentration increases the blue fades suggesting it is time to open the windows. When plants are on the appropriate value of humidity DiCE glows green. The light blinks as they need to be watered.
The smart device is also able to report special alerts to the user through a flashing light in case of flooding or gas leaks – detected by sensors located, for example, near the boiler or washing machines or dishwashers.
Designed by Italian architect Marco Acerbis, DiCE was conceived as a design element which harmoniously fits into any home, helping to create a relaxing, bright and suitable environment for your needs.
In addition to the light interface, you can also access additional functions, via a mobile App – available for Android and iOS. DiCE is also be compatible with the main vocal assistants currently available on the market.
All images and the video by DiCEworld.