Smart home solutions focus primarily on voice control and auditory signals to keep users connected which leaves deaf and hard-of-hearing users unable to make use of them, so the conceptual 'Hearingbot' has been created as a more inclusive alternative.
The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered robot features integrated smart home system control that will interpret gestures and sign language in order to activate or change settings. The unit will communicate with the user using subtitles to allow for a more seamless level of interaction.
The conceptual 'Hearingbot' is the design work of the Fountain Studio, JC HAM and Boseon Kwon, and identifies what can be done to make smart solutions more inclusive going into the future. This will help to keep users of all kinds accommodated instead of feeling left out of the mix.