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Hi-Tech Transmitting Pestles

The Ping Pong Kitchen Assistant Lets You Leave the Room While Cooking

— February 12, 2012 — Eco
Unless your only job and interest is to cook, the Ping Pong Kitchen Assistant would prove invaluable during food preparation. The concept proposes an effective way for you to keep track of the status of your stovetop meal while you multitask around the house. Arthur Kenzo, Francois de Martrin-Donos and Francois Hurtaud collaborated on this project for the 2011 Electrolux Design Lab, earning them a place amongst the semifinalists for their innovative idea.

Looking like a futuristic version of a mortar and pestle, the Ping Pong Kitchen Assistant comprises a bowl-shaped portable charging dock and round-ended sensing and transmitting utensils. The Ping is manufactured with a slot so that it can grip the side of a saucepan, using heat to power itself and collecting information about the dish's temperature. It sends its analysis to the Pong in the dock, which uses colored illumination and sounds to alert you to your burning supper.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Kitchen Appliances - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop more smart kitchen appliances that can assist with cooking and provide real-time updates to users.
2. Multi-tasking Gadgets - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create gadgets that can handle multiple tasks and free up users to do other activities.
3. Wireless Sensor Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the potential of wireless sensor technology in various industries, such as food preparation and temperature monitoring.
Industry Implications
1. Home Appliance - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate smart technology into home appliances to enhance convenience and efficiency.
2. Cookware - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop cookware with built-in sensors and wireless communication capabilities to provide real-time feedback and assistance to users.
3. Iot (internet of Things) - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Leverage wireless sensor technology and IoT to create smart devices that can improve daily tasks and automate processes.
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