HTC's light bulb can potentially save someone's life

HTC's light bulb can potentially save someone's life
Now, from the company that had some of the best designed smartphones in the world only to take its eye off the ball, comes a new version of an everyday household product that could save your life. HTC, using some of the technology it employs for the Vive VR headset, has developed a light bulb that can detect when a human has fallen in the room brightened by the bulb. If this occurs, a moving antenna is activated to help determine if the human is alive or dead.

The same technology can be used to determine if someone is sitting in one place too long. The Sedentariness Reminder Function will tell people in a room that sitting in one place too long is not healthy. We're not sure how this reminder would be disseminated. Perhaps a notification is sent through an app that is offered with the light bulbs. That same app could automatically call an ambulance when the bulb detects that some one has fallen and they can't get up.

This might be the beginning of an HTC division that produces smart devices for the home. Or the company could decide to milk its newfound friendship with Google and have the bulb sold through Google's Nest line of smart appliances. The company did file for patent protection with the USPTO earlier this year.

source: SlashGear



1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Interesting ...

2. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Hmmm, very interesting

3. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Interesting, yet another means of self-surveilance...if it has some way of functioning without connecting to a public cloud, could be helpful, otherwise, a definite no no for my house.

4. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

That's not exactly life saving.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Falling down for millions reasons, hitting your head unconscious and bleeding to death while unconcious. Ye it could be life saving.

9. mikehunta727 unregistered

"Yeah man my lightbulb saved me' whew" Some time we live in eh lol

6. tyger11

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

”Help, I've died and I can't get up!”

7. Carlitos

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Lmfaoooo I'm rolling. Those commercials were ridiculously wild

8. Carlitos

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Life alert!

10. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Wonder how this light would react to some hot... rough... "action". That 3rd pic gave me the idea lol.

11. ijuanp03

Posts: 690; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Interesting..but I'm more interested how HTC can save their own smartphone business.

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

If they had released the U11+ in march alongside U11 they could have saved themselves this year.

14. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Letting chinese people know their phones are better than xiaomi and one plus. Extra money is worth.

12. M.O.A.B

Posts: 323; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

this is much needed in bathrooms also .. seriously i've heard lots of death stories because someone slipped in the bathroom and fell on the ground for hours leading to his death, the nearest example i can think of is when i was in high school my friend's little brother slipped in the bathroom and no one heard or felt anything unusual because it was a two story villa and the boy spent maybe 2 hours lying on the ground till someone finally felt his absence, he was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately announced dead later, his life could have been saved if something like this was monitoring his movement ever since that incident i have been wondering why such a live saving solution didn't exist for this problem, lets not forget that tons of people live alone in their apartments which makes the matter even worse

15. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

I don't need anything telling me I've been sitting for to long. 40min of physical exsercise a day is enough for me thanks the rest of the day if at home I sit an relax.

16. Vyshak75

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

But can it save HTC?

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