Technology has seeped into every minute aspect of life, from small communication and computing gadgets to large problem-solving devices. As technology is advancing, new inventions and devices are being developed with the intention of making living simple.
When great minds try to innovate something great, there are many questions raised at them. However, there are some instances where the intentions turn into a strange device that has everyone exclaiming – why? What! These bizarre inventions often leave everyone perplexed, questioning the very reason for the existence of such devices. Here is a list of 5 such strange products that shout weird and reflect the unique mentality of the innovator:
The Intelligent Toilet –Kohler Numi
In this fast-paced world, the only minutes of peace one finds are the time when one goes to the loo. Thus, it makes sense to make it a luxurious experience. Kohler has come up with the Kohler Numi Intelligent Toilet.
The latest version of this intelligent toilet is a high-tech talking toilet that can be controlled by voice. It supports Bluetooth connectivity so that the users can play music according to their mood through the speakers built into the toilet. To further enhance your experience, it is equipped with some great features like:
- Mood Lighting
- Deodorizing Filter
- Foot Warmer
- Different jet spray actions including wave, oscillate and pulsate
- Motion Activated Control for Opening and Closing Seat
- Heating System for comfortable seating
Thus, the Kohler Numi is assured to turn your loo breaks into a wonderful experience.
The Tumble Preventer – Helite Hip’Air
With increasing age, a person becomes less steady on their feet as their reaction time slows down and the body becomes far more brittle. This makes the people more prone to tumbling down. The Helite Hip’Air has been invented to serve just this purpose. The device might appear like a clumsy product, but it was definitely made with good intentions. The Hip’Air is similar to a belt with air pockets which is worn above the hips.
The device features sensors that continuously scan for signs of an imminent fall. As soon as the device recognizes such signs, it immediately deploys two airbags, one on each side. The innovators claim that the device will absorb around 90 percent of the impact, saving you from any serious injuries. The device operates on a battery which is expected to have a week-long life.
Headband for Weight Loss – The Modius Headband
Weight loss has become a huge topic of concern. There are some people who are willing to try anything to lose weight. A recent addition to the long list of weight loss products and devices is the Modius Headband. The somewhat scary-looking headband claims that you can notice its effects by wearing the gear for just 1 hour every day.
The device sends electrical signals to the brain which are specifically targeted to the part of the brain controlling hunger. The signal stimulates the brain cells, making one feel less hungry. However, there are some questions about the accuracy of the research behind the device.
Sleep Robot – Somnox
The Somnox robotic pillow has been designed to aid sleep. This product caters to those who find it difficult to sleep. The giant kidney-shaped cushion is full of motors and sensors. The principle idea behind the cushion is that when you hug or cuddle it, the cushion will replicate the sensations of snuggling up and sleeping beside a human.
The robot is made exactly like a small and soft cushion that can be easily held closely and is programmed to make different breathing motions. The robot mimics your rhythm of breathing helping you to drift off. The sleep robot is also equipped with a speaker that can play lullabies, audio books or some other noises that might help you fall asleep.
Smart Toothbrush – The Magik Smart Toothbrush
Automatic toothbrushes have been around for quite some time now. However, this year, the toothbrush technology has also undergone a complete revolution. The Magik toothbrush is designed to turn the entire brushing procedure into a fun exercise.
The brush connects to a smartphone or a smart tabled allowing you to play an augmented reality game while brushing your teeth. The game will ensure that your kids enjoy themselves each time they brush their kids, ensuring that their teeth remain healthy and shiny.
Some other smart toothbrushes have also been developed which allow you to the view where the brush is going through a camera lens on the brush. This allows you to clean and inspect every corner of your mouth.
Thus, with this list of five strange devices invented in 2018, it is safe to say that the way innovators think is rather complex. It is truly brilliant minds that invent both – the strangest and the most wonderful.