List of technological wonders is increasing at a tremendous rate. Recently an app with an instrument has been introduced that will tell the users about the need of water by the plants.
The small golf-club like instrument is a Koubachi Wifi Plant Sensor that is placed along with the plant in the soil and is connected to a smartphone through an app that will alert users about the plant’s need for water or sunlight or shade.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]”There’s very little information when you buy a plant. Most of the time there’s a little sticker that will say it needs a medium amount of light and water every few days. But that’s very rough and doesn’t apply for most plants,” said Phillipp Bolliger, the inventor of the system and CEO of Koubachi AG, based in Zurich, Switzerland.
The sensor has the ability to collect data about soil moisture, light intensity and temperature and send the required information to the app for iOS devices and through the web. The data is sent after passing through the company’s servers where it is firstly analyzed. The data is utilized to customize care plans, delivered by the app, for more than 135 species of plants such as tomatoes, orchids, and umbrella plants. Expertise of plant physiologists at ETH Zurich, the Swiss Institute of Technology, has been used for care plans.
The app is available from the Koubachi Store.
Source: Reuters Via: Koubachi