3 of the Weirdest Things That Have Been Connected to the Internet
Internet of Things designers have created innovative designs for a plethora of different, previously analog devices, some of which are fairly logical things to innovate, while others aren’t as much. Here are just a few of the weirdest innovations the Internet of Things has so far delivered.
A Trash Can That Posts to Facebook. – Yes, there’s a trash can that can post to Facebook. Why would anyone want to literally share garbage on social media? To encourage people to recycle, of course. The BinCam was an experiment. A smartphone would snap a picture every time someone opened it up, and post a picture. The user’s friends would then be able to see if they were recycling or not.
The Grocery Tool. – Online retailer Amazon has a device called the Dash, which records what users need to buy. It has a voice recorder, allowing users to take notes, and a bar code scanner that records the specific products users can buy. In other words, it’s handy way to prevent people from forgetting to buy the products. There are also dash buttons that users can press to instantly have products ordered to their house. Then again, writing it down on a pad stuck to the fridge could work, too.
Dog Treats. – The idea of connecting dog treats to the Internet was to help ease dogs’ social anxiety. Those who travel a lot can use the iCPooch to video chat with their canine friends, and remotely dispense dog treats. Amazingly, it was designed by a 14-year-old girl to give her dog attention when the family was away, and it raised over $29,700 in funding.
These are just a few of the weirdest innovations the Internet of Things has delivered. If you know of any other strange innovations, feel free to share in the comments.