From telling Alexa to turn up the lights to setting the temperature on your watch, when it comes to controlling the smart devices in your home, the technology that makes it happen is getting more advanced by the day.
Enter Hayo, a device controller that’s looking to transform the way you interact with the smart tech in your connected home ecosystem even further.
Unlike the latest generations of smart device controllers that respond to voice commands or instructions relayed from an app interface, Hayo reacts to actual movements within your physical space in order to control your devices – kind of like an Amazon Echo or Google Home for hand gestures.
In practice, what this looks like is being able to turn on your smart TV simply by pointing at it, or tapping a specific corner of your coffee table to activate an individual smart bulb in the room.
Hayo gets this done by scanning your room with in-built 3D sensors and creating a virtual map of the environment. You then designate certain areas of this map to trigger specific actions with other smart devices and Hayo stores that command and response for actioning when the time comes.
If this doesn’t sound epic enough, Hayo is compatible with a ton of smart devices out of the box including Nest, Philips Hue, LIFX, Chromecast and Sonos speakers.
It seems that the days of needing to find a phone or remote control are quickly becoming a thing of the past.
Currently scheduled for a September release, Hayo can be pre-ordered on Indiegogo so you can be one of the first to lay your hands on one (and whatever other areas of your home you program the device to recognize) when it launches.