Lotus: An offline smart home lighting solution for everyone @ CES 2024 - Show Notes

Lotus: An offline smart home lighting solution for everyone @ CES 2024

Thursday Jun 13, 2024 (00:09:36)


Smart, simple, and accessible home control is a revolutionary concept that is changing the way we interact with our living spaces. Lotus is a wearable ring that controls objects at home just by pointing. The potential for this technology to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities, elderly individuals, and anyone looking for a hassle-free smart home solution was highlighted.

Smart, simple, accessible home control

The Lotus ring is a wearable device that is worn on the pointer finger and allows users to control various objects in their home simply by pointing and clicking. Unlike traditional smart home technology that requires apps, internet connections, and complex setups, Lotus operates completely offline without the need for rewiring or accounts. This makes it a secure and user-friendly option for individuals who may not be tech-savvy or who have physical limitations that make traditional smart home setups difficult to use.

The Lotus technology simplifies home automation by utilizing infrared technology, similar to that found in TV remotes, to allow users to control various devices in their homes with just a point and click motion. This means that users can easily turn on and off different devices, such as TVs, lights, and coffee makers, by simply pointing at them from a distance of up to 30 feet, making it convenient and effortless to manage multiple devices in a room.

The Lotus ring is compatible with standard rocker and toggle switches, making it versatile and easy to install in different types of homes. The magnetic attachment feature ensures a secure connection between the ring and the switch covers, providing a seamless and user-friendly experience for controlling devices in the home.

What sets Lotus apart

One of the key features of the Lotus ring is its ease of setup. Users simply need to put on the ring, attach a magnetic switch to their existing wall switches, and start pointing and clicking to control their devices. There is no pairing required, and users can control multiple devices with just one ring. This makes it a versatile and user-friendly solution for anyone looking to simplify their home control setup.

The accessibility of the Lotus ring is also highlighted in its ability to be used by multiple users in different locations. Unlike traditional smart home setups that require access to a smartphone or specific accounts, the ring allows users to control devices in different homes without any additional setup. This makes it a convenient option for families, caregivers, or anyone who may need to control devices in multiple locations.

The inspiration behind the Lotus ring came from Davell's personal experience of being unable to turn off lights in his home due to physical limitations. This led him to create a device that would make home control simple and accessible for everyone, regardless of their abilities. The ring is not only convenient for individuals with disabilities but also for elderly individuals who may struggle to reach light switches or other objects in their home.

Furthermore, the Lotus technology has a wide range of applications beyond just home automation. From stage performances to surgical procedures, the Lotus ring can be used in various settings to simplify tasks that require hands-free operation. This versatility highlights the potential of the Lotus technology to revolutionize not only home automation but also other industries where hands-free control is needed.

Conclusion: An easy way to automate light switches

Overall, the Lotus ring exemplifies the concept of smart, simple, and accessible home control. By providing a user-friendly and secure solution for controlling devices in the home, the Lotus ring is revolutionizing the way we interact with our living spaces. With its innovative technology and ease of use, the Lotus ring is a game-changer in the world of smart home technology, making home control more accessible and convenient for everyone.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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Scott Ertz

Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Christopher Jordan

Network Host

Chris's background is in live event production, focusing on the technical aspect. This brought Chris into the podcasting space with his Talking Sound Podcast. He's been involved with the Tech Podcast Network's CES broadcast since 2020, serving as both a host and producer. He is also the host of a non-production related show called Curious Realm when he and his guests dive into some of the stranger and unexplainable aspects of the universe.


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