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Smart Connection Kits

'Smartians' Turn Mechanical Devices into Smart Home Gadgets

— October 15, 2018 — Eco
Instead of simply creating new and disposing old connected gadgets, Frolic Studio's Smartians aims to turn products into smart machines. Designed as a new proof-of-concept, Smartians consists of a kit of cloud-connected motors and attachments meant to imbue old products with new mechanical functions. The motors and attachments range in a variety of uses but all of them connect to Google Home or Amazon Echo.

The Smartians kit has yet to be fully produced but designers are working to finalize the kit by testing consumer interest. Frolic Studios is hoping it can move forward with the kit and is looking to introduce AI capabilities like the ones seen in the Nest thermostat.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Home Gadgets - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a new range of smart home gadgets by incorporating cloud-connected motors and attachments.
2. Proof-of-concept - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create proof-of-concept kits that can turn ordinary mechanical devices into smart machines.
3. AI Integration - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate artificial intelligence capabilities into smart home gadgets, similar to Nest thermostat.
Industry Implications
1. Internet of Things (iot) - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Capitalize on the growing market of connected devices and create innovative IoT solutions.
2. Home Automation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Revolutionize the home automation industry by offering kits that upgrade existing products into smart home gadgets.
3. Consumer Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a new line of consumer electronics that can be easily transformed into smart devices using Smartians kit.
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