Internet of Things!
Based on the notion of the “Internet of Things” whereby inanimate objects respond to sensors to form an internet-like structure, RC4 put this hot topic to work designing and developing a Smart Kitchen.
A university collaboration among Electrical Science and Computer Science researchers as well as a Ryerson spin-off company, this project is creating a sensor- and context-driven kitchen that is operated entirely through the cloud. Researchers have proven the concept with a smart, internet-connected coffee maker and will continue to expand on other appliances in the office kitchen.
The main objective was to enable a simple, store bought coffee maker to respond to sensory data and perform based on person’s preferences, profile and their physical location. Alexandre Doubov and Mustafa Juwait, RC4 Electrical Engineering Researchers explain the process in this video demonstration.