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The most absurd ideas of introducing technology where it is not necessary
Just as technology positively intervenes in the development and optimization of various processes in numerous sectors, the truth is that it has also been used unnecessarily. Since, today, many humans have chosen to introduce technology where it is not necessary and this has been strange for most.
Indeed, it becomes very interesting to know which objects have received their “smart” variant and instead of providing efficiency, it seems rather useless.
Taking into account that, although the main initiative is to present a sample of innovation, in reality they end up being absurd ideas, few practical and unproductive.
Know the 20 worst ideas to put technology in something that does not require it
Perhaps, you thought you had seen it all until now, but in reality you have not. Next, we invite you to be impressed with each of the most illogical and unnecessary ideas when making use of technology :
1) The buffer that notifies when it is time to change it
What madness! They have even wanted to turn hygiene into something “smart”. This absurd invention consists of a tampon that is connected through its wire to a tiny sensor that has bluetooth connectivity.
Thus, it has the ability to link to a mobile app from where it is possible to check the absorption status of the element. Like, consult the history of the period and receive notifications when it must be changed for another.
2) A dog collar that sends tweets
Someone guessed that it would be a great idea for a dog to be able to "manage" his own profile on the social network Twitter and entertain "his audience" by sending out barking tweets.
This being a necklace called "Puppy Tweets" that has a pendant device so that every time the pet emits a sound, it can be translated into any of the 500 phrases previously loaded.
For its part, this device is synchronized with the Wi-Fi of its master's computer. So, it requires the intervention of a human to make the necessary configuration, among which is to open the Twitter profile of the dog.
3) The bottle with touch screen and Wi-Fi
It corresponds to an unusual bottle that basically has the ability to provide information about the wine it has inside. Thanks to the fact that it has a system that helps you have a touch screen and Wi-Fi connection, but inside it has the wine.
In addition, due to its system, it offers the option of requesting new bottles, knowing the ideal temperature to preserve the drink, consulting curious information about the wine and even surfing the Internet.
4) An oven with Wi-Fi network
It is an artifact launched by the famous Samsung brand, which has a Wi-Fi connection and in effect, the user can control it through their smartphone.
This management also allows you to adjust the temperature or activate the functions of the appliance from any corner of the house where you are. Of course, it has a mobile app that simplifies the process.
5) A chair to practice seated exercise
It consists of a prototype chair that, no matter how absurd it may seem, already exists. Which has an "integrated gym" based on mechanisms and sensors that help its users to tone their muscles while sitting, whether resting, reading a book or watching TV.
It is appropriate to detail that the name proposed by its creator is "Tao Chair". On the other hand, through the mobile app of the chair in question, people can activate the exercise option, burn calories and keep track of their entire routine; according to its designers.
6) The smart piggy bank
It is called "Porkfolio" and it is a pig that, apart from serving as a piggy bank to save and reserve money, offers the possibility of keeping track of what the user has saved up to now. Which, allows you to know it directly from a mobile application.
By default, this app is in charge of generating savings graphs and if the user establishes financial goals, they are able to pursue them. To do this, the pig has an accelerometer and thus, every time someone moves it, the person who handles the application will receive an alert on their mobile device (as a way to prevent theft).
7) HapiFork: A fork that "promises" to help you lose weight
This is a "smart" fork that has a bluetooth connection to connect it with a smartphone and through its mobile application, review a record of all meals, calories and time spent on each food eaten.
In addition to this, the fork has the peculiarity of vibrating every time the user eats faster than necessary. Although it is no longer available, it is known to have been priced at $99, which dropped to $79 after a while.
8) Baby changing and quantifying pad
It consists of a pad that is used to change the baby's diaper, but it is different from the common ones. Since, inside, it has several sensors on the inside that help to know information about the baby (for example: weight, food intake and the number of times the diaper has been changed in the day).
This pad is known as “Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad” and because it is an intelligent product, it can be easily synchronized with a mobile phone through an app. In this application, all the information collected is displayed. It should be noted that it is a highly expensive product for its price of 250 dollars.
9) An egg tray connected to the network
It is the "Quirky Egg Minder" and it is a project whose main purpose is to notify the user when the eggs are about to reach their expiration date. In other words, it allows you to spend the eggs before they expire.
For its part, the tray has a Wi-Fi connection and this allows you to use a mobile app where the indicated alerts are received. Indeed, it is also "useful" to know when is the ideal time to buy more eggs.
10) A toilet with a personal assistant
Just as you read it! It refers to a toilet that has speakers, a Wi-Fi connection, and a personal assistant. This one has support for Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri. Thus, a high-end toilet that can do everything "by itself" just by indicating it; be it lowering the seat, raising the lid, setting the bidet jet for comfort, etc.
In this way, the "Kohler Numi" is identified as an unusual toilet that provides a user experience every time someone goes to the bathroom. As if that were not enough, it also boasts a stereo speaker system to listen to the music you want.
11) The pregnancy test with bluetooth connection
It is the first pregnancy test that is connected to a smartphone and thanks to this, once the result is ready, it will be sent to the user's mobile phone automatically. Thanks to this invention, it is no longer necessary to spend the long three minutes of waiting looking at the test.
Regarding its price, it is $20 and has been truly accessible to many women who are more motivated to take the pregnancy test thanks to this clever invention.
On the other hand, in its app called “First Response” it is possible to watch videos that explain breathing exercises, provide educational information on fertility, give cooking tips, etc.
12) A cat box with the ability to clean itself
As a result of introducing technology in a cat box, “CatGenie” was born, which consists of a small home for these animals in which it is not necessary to carry out constant cleaning. Since it has an integrated washing system that guarantees safe self-cleaning.
For this, the box makes use of a plastic material that simulates sand and together with the washing system, it is kept free of bad odors, as well as clean and dry. However, for its optimal operation, it is recommended to invest around 300 euros annually to acquire the cleaning cartridges and the special sand that makes up the box.
13) The “smart” and self-adjusting belts
It refers to a project that seeks to enhance the functions of a simple belt. Indeed, "Belty" appears, which is a more advanced proposal than Samsung's, since it emits vibrations to alert any notification from your mobile phone.
Added to this, due to its quantifying activity sensors, it has been transformed into a self-adjusting belt. Which means that it loosens up every time the wearer sits down and adjusts when they stand up again. As if that were not enough, it also works as a wearable to determine if the person has eaten more and control their eating habits.
14) An infidelity-proof mattress
The creators of this mattress certify that it is capable of discovering when there is sexual activity on it. This is achieved through its sensors and its integrated algorithm that has been built exclusively to detect such action.
Accordingly, such a mattress must be kept connected to a mobile phone by means of an application. Which will be in charge of sending notifications when there is activity on the object. It even provides information on the movement and its intensity, as well as provides a history of use.
15) A bluetooth breast pump
Among other of the most absurd inventions in which technology has been used, we also highlight the breast pump with bluetooth connection. Therefore, from this object, mothers can count on an exact record of each milk extraction session.
By default, said extractor has a bluetooth connection in order to link it with a smartphone and make use of the mobile app in which the record of each session is managed, with specific data such as date, time and duration. In addition to this, users can store all the information in their memory with great ease.
16) Headband quantizer
To go a step beyond what the most recognized technology companies sell, "Brainbit" was created, which is a headband with the function of measuring the mental health of the user. Therefore, inside, it has four electrodes and two sensors that are responsible for monitoring brain activity and detecting each emotional state.
Given that it is an invention that holds great promise for the health sector, its creators are still waiting to obtain a medical certification for this headband. It should be noted that, by means of a bluetooth connection, it manages to transfer the information collected to the connected mobile phone.
17) The washing machine that buys the required detergent
If you thought you had seen it all, you haven't. In this case, we present a washing machine that is capable of determining when is the exact moment to place a new order of detergent automatically, that is, without user intervention.
For this, basically, the appliance is equipped with Amazon's Dash system and with a Wi-Fi connection. Thanks to all this, it does not require the use of a mobile phone for its management or programming.
18) The "olfactory" alarm clock
This is an alarm clock that, based on the idea behind Sensorwake, has been created in order to wake the user with the aroma of fresh coffee (or any other smell), instead of emitting annoying noises.
To achieve this result, it is necessary to recharge the alarm clock with a kind of cartridges that have essences inside, such as: coffee, toast, mint, chocolate, sea and even grass.
Regarding the cartridges to be used, it is worth noting that each of them has a duration of 30 awakenings and, fortunately, not recyclable.
In addition, every morning, the watch takes care of emitting the chosen essence for two consecutive minutes, in a progressive way. Its cost is $99 (without adding the value of the cartridges).
19) The cooler with built-in speakers
It refers to a smart fridge with a high cost of 1,100 dollars, which can be connected to a mobile device or computer through Bluetooth and has built-in speakers to provide a better user experience.
Thus, at the same time, said appliance has the ability to keep cold beers and any other drink or food even in the most remote place.
20) Bottle that counts the amount of liquid
To conclude with this list, we introduce you to this bottle called "Hidrate Spark" and it is an object that tracks the amount of water you have drunk throughout the day, the week, the month and even, year. Indeed, it has a bluetooth connection to synchronize it with a computer and view the information.
Once the monitoring process is carried out, the element proceeds to send statistics and graphics to the users through the mobile application and these results can be easily shared on social networks.
In the event that the liquid is about to run out, automatically, the same bottle is in charge of notifying the necessary alerts in order to proceed to fill it again.