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Living a good life: the smart home experience

Come to Kai´s and Lisa´s place

Have you ever visited a smart home? If so, you´ll probably never forget the relaxing atmosphere of comfort, well-being and peace of mind that turns a home into a soothing, inspiring place. Or have you got no idea at all about what a smart home can offer to enrich and simplify your daily life? Get to know the advantages of smartness and discover the many applications that intelligent sensing solutions make possible.

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Individual health and well-being through air quality monitoring

Lisa has to get up early. As a senior project manager, she always wants to get to her office in time – and so it is today. Still a little sleepy, she goes to the kitchen and ... oh no! She finds all the dishes, still dirty from yesterday´s dinner with their friends. Lucky for her, the sensor detected the bad air quality in time and "informed" the ventilation system to which it’s connected. The seafood-aioli mixture was really tasty – but the leftover smell must have been awful. Lisa enjoys her coffee and takes a breath. What a pleasure, living in a sensor-controlled smart home where she can always count on having great air quality. Whether it’s just the presence of people breathing in and out, a steak sizzling in a pan, unwashed dishes from yesterday´s dinner or your dog´s wet fur: bad smells will impair your personal well-being or even harm your health. Bosch Sensortec solutions care for your comfort: The BME680 constantly monitors indoor air quality, humidity and temperature. It thus automatically detects bad air quality and triggers a ventilation function, for example of the kitchen hood or the ventilation system, so that a healthy indoor climate is always ensured.

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Individual health and well-being through air quality monitoring

When it comes to programming smartphone apps, Kai is a real expert. Unfortunately, his cooking skills are not quite as good. To the contrary: he has no idea about food storage, cooling temperature or the right ingredients for a nice meal. That’s why he enjoys his fridge’s personal assistant skills. Equipped with Bosch Sensortec's optical microsystems, this household appliance automatically provides the information Kai needs. Whether the task is providing information about food, making cooking recommendations or automatically ordering groceries: the optical microsystems will take care of these tasks.

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Healthy homes and better indoor climate through ventilation

When it’s hot outside, pleasantly cool interiors are a real treat. With smart tilt and orientation measurement, the sensor-controlled smart indoor climate system detects window status and position to support automatic air conditioning. If ventilation is needed, for example on a hot summer day, the BMA400 will automatically detect the heat and trigger the ventilation. Enjoy a sense of well-being that comes with an indoor climate that’s always perfect!

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Motion and vibration measurements for a safer home

Kai and Lisa prepare for their long-awaited trip to the Caribbean. Bathing suits, sun lotion, diving goggles and a snorkel, together with some books worth reading, are already packed. Gina, Lisa´s friend, will take care of the mail while they are gone. When it comes to safety measures, the couple is completely relaxed, since Bosch Sensortec´s sensor BMA400 will measure vibration and motion, keeping the home security applications alert. Due to the sensor´s ultra-low energy consumption, which requires just 10% of the energy used by comparable sensors, intrusion detection and camera control will work throughout the couple’s South Seas adventure. Have a nice and relaxing trip!

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Less work cleaning with indoor navigation and floor level detection

Cleaning up the living room just the way Lisa wants? That´s not his cup of tea! Which is why Kai is very happy about Bosch Sensortec sensing solutions. With indoor navigation and floor level detection, the robot cleaner will easily find its way through the house – even avoiding trails of yesterday’s chocolate “gifts” left everywhere by Gina´s little daughter, Klara. Brown carpets? This certainly wouldn’t make Gina happy. Thankfully, the gas sensor in the robot cleaner will stop the device ...

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Avoiding health issues through mold detection

Lisa and Kai feel absolutely safe and comfortable in their smart home. Especially Lisa appreciates its many sensor-controlled applications. One of her favorites is automatic mold detection. Since she suffers from allergic asthma, she reacts to mold spores or to the effects of ingesting or inhaling the toxic compounds (mycotoxins) produced by molds. Thanks to the reliable mold detection offered by Bosch Sensortec sensor solutions, she can do without medication for her asthma and enjoy a healthy indoor climate.

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Bosch Sensortec solutions at a glance

Dr. Richard Fix, product manager for environmental sensors speak about innovative applications with the BME680 in your smart home that will help you to live #LikeABosch.

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