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CES 2014: Electronic 'mother' watches over home

Published on Jan 7, 2014 6:48 AM
 
Data monitoring system from France called "Mother" is shown during the first press event CES Unveiled at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center prior to the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan 5, 2014. "Mother" can detect unexpected activity at the front door, keep track of watering of plants, and even ensure family members take their medicine or brush their teeth. -- PHOTO: AFP

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Resembling a Russian nesting doll, the pint-sized robotic device wants to be your "mother". The electronic device with wireless connectivity can transform any object in the home into a smart one.

It can detect unexpected activity at the front door, keep track of watering of plants, and even ensure family members take their medicine or brush their teeth.

Designed by the French start-up Sen.se, it is called simply "Mother".

"It's a very simple system that allows you to transform any object in everyday life into a connected device," said company founder Rafi Haladjian at a preview showing ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

 
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