The incorporation of mechatronics in consumer products can provide exciting new functionality.
Smartphones and smart home technology has made consumers more accustomed to interacting with products; from shaking a phone to trigger an alarm, to voice activated personal assistants, the variety of inputs and responses is increasing.
Innovation now looks beyond touch screens and devices that respond when activated, to systems that can respond intelligently to changes in their environment. This is taking consumer electronics in a new direction.
Kokoon Technology has designed the world’s first sleep sensing headphones. The headphones use an EEG sensor to detect when the wearer has fallen asleep and reduce the volume of the music or audio accordingly.
Robotae worked with Kokoon to develop the electronics architecture and printed circuit board design taking the idea past the ‘proof of concept’ stage and into first product development.