The internet of things, or IoT, is changing how we live in this world, making our devices smarter and everyday tasks simpler.
Unknown to some, there is a growing network of young avid minds in this space that are collaborating in building the future of our homes and the breakthrough they’ve made so far is astonishing.
The community believes in this part of our world where blackouts are inevitable so to speak, The Smart Home System can be of real importance.
How does it work?
Let’s say you woke-up and there is lights out, hence you didn’t even bother to turn off your lights and appliances before leaving to work. When the power comes back on whiles you are away, the system will notify you on all the lights and appliances that are on and you will be able to turn them off using the system wherever you are. According to the community, Ghana and Africa produces much energy but close to half of the energy produced is lost because we are unable to utilize and conserve energy.
The smart Bin system on the other hand is a device which can be attached to our ordinary waste bins to monitor its level and send it’s location to the garbage collectors whenever it’s full. With this system, the waste Management Companies will be able to see at anytime the number of bins that are full and their locations real time ergo they can easily plan their routes. This will create a huge job opportunity for waste collectors. The innovators also plan to link the Bins to a pickup platform, sort of an Uber for garbage trucks.
The first prototype was launched at the Innovation week at The Ghana-Indian Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT last year and the team is looking to bring these solutions to Ghanaians soon.
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