Welcome Home L.U.C.Y. The Smart Assistant
Smart personal assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Now have been around for a while now. However, day by day these Smart PA’s are becoming increasingly common, as they move into areas like our cars and homes. From Amazon Echo to the new Google Home, Smart home assistants are developing in a big way. The latest addition to the list, is L.U.C.Y.
Created by Oliver Winkler and launched on Kickstarter, the largest crowd-funding platform in the world, L.U.C.Y. is a Smart home assistant that feels like family. This massive tablet that is placed on your wall, was designed to resemble a framed, wall-hanging picture.
Inspired by the message chalkboards that can often be found in homes, L.U.C.Y. takes the inter-communication tool to the next level. L.U.C.Y. boasts of a full-HD touchscreen display that is available in three sizes, 17, 24 and 27 inches. There is also an inbuilt HD camera that recognises your face, as well as a voice control feature.
From answering questions about the weather, to sharing images, keeping an eye on your baby, streaming videos and playing music, L.U.C.Y.’s list of capabilities are endless. Just as other smart assistants are capable of performing tasks like ordering a pizza or calling you a taxi, similarly L.U.C.Y. too has the ability to take on such commands.
You can even control your other smart devices like your air-conditioner, lights and television through commands given to L.U.C.Y. An all-inclusive family assistant, L.U.C.Y. allows you to set separate individual profiles through face-recognition, with preferred home-settings for each person in your family. So not only can you send messages to each other, but also you can connect with a distant family member through video, if they too own a L.U.C.Y. device in their home.
Scribble on notes, set reminders, leave video messages and set alarms on L.U.C.Y. using the user-friendly touchscreen. L.U.C.Y. runs on the Android OS and automatically updates apps and features over WiFi. In time, you can also teach the smart home assistant to learn your patterns.
Available with a range of different frame colours including white, black, silver and a handmade wooden frame, L.U.C.Y. looks stylish on any wall. When you are not using the home assistant, you can simply set L.U.C.Y. to display either photographs or artwork of your choice, a stylish clock or even the weather.
While the project has been just opened to the public for funding, you can acquire a L.U.C.Y. home assistant for a contribution of 358 euros for screen of 17 inches or 681 euros for the 27 inch screen.
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by techtalks @TechTalks November 11, 2016 11:54 AM UTC