Best of CES: Mother, the creepy IoT device
Depending on who you are, Mother, the universal monitoring solution by Sen.se, could easily be considered the cutest or creepiest smart home object to grace the CES show floor last week. (Very few IoT devices smile at you.) But despite its odd exterior, Mother is a great example of how a single IoT device can be used to enhance the performance of multiple everyday tasks.
Mother is the head of a family of Motion Cookies, which are multipurpose, autonomous sensors that connect real-life actions, detect and understand movements, temperatures and more. The Motion Cookies are automatically connected to the application the user assigns to them.
For instance, users can attach motion cookies to their toothbrushes and compete against each other’s brushing times while another cookie can be attached to a child’s backpack to let parents know when the child is home from school. Each cookie can be detected and monitored by the Mother system.
Cookies transmit data to the nearest Mother device but don’t have to be housebound. They have the capacity to memorize up to 10 days of data and upload it to the connected system as soon as it encounters a Mother device. Up to 24 Motion Cookies can be connected to one Mother at the same time. The data supplied to Mother via Motion Cookies can be monitored on a variety of corresponding apps.
“Mother is the first true advent of the Internet of Things in everyday life,” Sen.se founder and CEO, Rafi Haladjian, said in a statement. “We have made sensors that unobtrusively blend into your life. She offers the knowledge and comfort you want, when and how you want it, all while remaining discreet.”