Happy as a beacon.

Imagine arriving in your office in the not too distant future. Approaching your desk which greets you and sets itself up to welcome you. The power of a beacon.

Artificial intelligence at the service of mankind and the interconnected objects will take care of you. Why else should we develop technology if not too increase personal comfort? The project culture and research aimed at increasing people’s wellness is increasingly human centric. And technology contributes to all this supported by artificial intelligence that connects humans and objects.

Wellness via the app.

Thanks to the beacon and the app, it is the objects that take care of us. Smart light fixtures follow the circadian rhythm and accompany us throughout the day, altering the light temperature; we use devices to open and close doors and windows and adjust the shading systems or alter the heating depending on the temperature detected in the room. This is not science-fiction, it is OTOMO, the system which connects smart objects thanks to an integrated mesh network with sensors and IoT, as well as the dedicated app installed on the devices which allow for qualified user profiling.


Qualified profiling in the age of smart working.

And in a period in which work methods have changed and smart working reigns in new business organisations, a personal recognition system can prove very interesting when fixed desks no longer exist and have been replaced by uniform and interchangeable workplaces.
With the phone in your pocket and an app, the workstation can recognise the user, greet him/her and set up his/her preferred lighting and perhaps even enable the network. What if you have left your mobile phone at home? – Highly unlikely in a time when we are cell phone dependent – Not a problem because the beacon will recognise you anyway.


This should not be viewed as a technological invention aimed at controlling people, but rather as technology designed for people and their well-being. In a historic moment in which it is possible to work anywhere, sitting down at a desk, being recognised and welcomed by a light that switches on with the level of brightness set by the user are gratifying and pleasant details. The sensors make it possible not only to read the temperature of a room and automatically open and close the windows or make the rooms darker, but also to analyse data and detect if there is too much carbon dioxide, thus requiring the rooms to be aired.

The concept of ergonomics is also becoming increasingly important. If you stay still in the same position for too long, it is harmful for your posture, so artificial intelligence comes to your aid with technological, electrically-powered workstations which can alter the level of the desktop.

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