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Face-Recognizing Faucets

iHouse SmartFaucet Automatically Adjusts Color & Temperature

— April 25, 2009 — Art & Design
The iHouse SmartFaucet is an incredibly intelligent bathroom faucet that lets you stay connected no matter where you are or what time it is. An integrated camera with face recognition software lets the SmartFaucet discern between sink users. When a familiar face is detected, its exact temperature and water pressure automatically adjust to that user’s settings.

The iHouse SmartFaucet also has a touchscreen that lets users check their e-mail, see their personal calendar and access weather information. On the faucet end of things, the SmartFaucet features an internal heating coil, temperature-sensitive color-changing LEDs and an adjustable water flow.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Plumbing Fixtures - The integration of facial recognition software in plumbing fixtures has created disruptive innovation opportunities in the plumbing industry, including personalized user experiences and improved energy efficiency.
2. Internet of Things (iot) in Bathrooms - The iHouse SmartFaucet showcases the potential for IoT technology in bathrooms, creating opportunities for increased connectivity, convenience, and automation in the industry.
3. Touchscreen Home Devices - The iHouse SmartFaucet's integration of a touchscreen display in a plumbing fixture highlights the potential for touchscreens in other household devices, such as showers or toilets, creating innovative and convenient user experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Plumbing Fixtures Manufacturing - The iHouse SmartFaucet demonstrates the potential for plumbing fixture manufacturers to integrate IoT and facial recognition technology to create personalized and energy-efficient products.
2. Home Automation - The iHouse SmartFaucet is an example of how IoT technology can be used for home automation, creating opportunities for home automation companies to expand their product offerings in the bathroom and kitchen.
3. Smart Home Technology - The iHouse SmartFaucet represents the growing trend of smart home technology, providing opportunities for companies in this industry to expand into the bathroom space and offer integrated solutions for consumers.
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