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Smart oven and law about smart meters: IoT news

Smart oven and law about smart meters: IoT news

What are the peculiarities of a new automated oven from Whirlpool and smart bowl from Volta? How will expenditures on the IoT grow globally in 2019 and which country adopted the law that regulates installation of smart meters? Read about these and other IoT news in our digest.

Russia passed the bill about smart meters

At the end of 2018, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the law that stipulates single requirements to electricity meters.

The paper says that new meters will be installed throughout the country starting from July 1, 2020. New devices will transfer data about electricity consumption on their own. Besides, they will be protected against external interference and will be capable of restricting the electricity supply to debtors.

Default suppliers or network organizations, not end users, will install and service smart meters, as well as inform about breakdowns.

LG may release smart shoes

LG has developed smart shoes, which are expected to have an accelerometer, gyro sensor, and other sensors. A distributed network of pressure sensors will be placed at the bottom of shoes.

Smart shoes are intended to measure the number of steps and heart beat more accurately, as well as track the covered distance. Shoes will be able to analyze footsteps of the wearer and inform about incorrect disposition of feet if required.

Analysts forecast gradual increase in expenditures on IoT

IDC data analytics company forecasts that global expenditures on the IoT will equal to $745billion in 2019. The figure is by 15.4% bigger than in 2018.

Analysts believe the US and China will be the countries to spend the most on the development of the IoT market this year. They will allocate $194 billion and $182 billion respectively for this field. Japan takes the third place and may spend $65.4 billion over the year. Japan is followed by Germany with $35.5 billion, Korea – $25.7 billion, France – $25.6 billion.

IDC predicts that global expenses on the development of the IoT market will be growing year by year. Expenses are expected to reach $1trillion by 2022.

Whirlpool presented smart oven with augmented reality

Smart oven Connected Hub looks like a traditional conventional oven. However, this innovative product has a transparent LCD 27-inch display on its door. The screen shows recipes and other useful information.

Connected Hub recognizes products put inside and selects temperature and the mode for cooking dishes. The oven also gives recommendations on cooking and offers recipes based on ingredients.

Besides, the oven is equipped with a camera. Using a special mobile app, the owner can watch how a dish is being cooked.

The smart oven can be connected to the single home appliances control system from Whirlpool.

Smart bowl will help not to overfeed pets

Volta developed a bowl for pets equipped with fisheye lens, infrared transmitter, and embedded chip. When a pet gets into the area of sensor coverage, the bowl opens the food supply compartment. The neural network prevents overfeeding.

The smart bowl uses a magnetic system. It helps to place the bowl in a correct position.

The device can be connected to the local network using wireless Internet. The bowl sends different notifications to the smartphone app and small videos about the approaching of the pet.

The expected price is $189.Sales should start at the end of 2019.

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