Pulley-based blind systems are both difficult to maintain and confusing to use, yet most homes use these devices as a main source of coverage, which is why one company is developing the 'Brunt Blind Engine' -- a simple device that transforms nearly any window covering into a smart and voice responsive device.
The Brunt Blind Engine is a simple automated device that loops curtain pulley's through a "notched torque-controlled gear." Once attached, users can activate the tool through voice control devices, like Amazon Alexa. In addition, this system can be scheduled to raise and lower the blinds at certain times in the day.
Essentially functioning as a voice controlled iteration of a remote, this motorized device proves to be more cost-effective and manageable than tradition forms on the market.