Designing a home automation device
As part of my university degree I designed IUVO.
IUVO is a voice activated home automation system designed to make your life easier and more convenient. IUVO can control home appliances, your entertainment system and home security.
IUVO is solely voice controlled meaning she is completely hands-free. Her name acts as a trigger word activating the ‘listening mode’, the user can then ask IUVO to complete a task like turning the kettle on or changing the channel on the television.
IUVO will know when someone has entered and left a room and will act accordingly, for example automatically turning the lights on or simply saying “hello!”. IUVO will talk to you and ask after you, for example ask you how your day was or ask if you would like her assistance.