Nintendo is Expanding to Smart Home Technology with QOL Sleep Projector

By   /   Jul 27, 2015
Nintendo Satoru Iwata

Nintendo, one of the gaming giants, is looking to expand beyond the horizons of video games with its Quality of Life initiative.

The company announced it last year in a financial briefing as a non-gaming hardware which will mark its entry into tech arena.

Although Nintendo has yet to break the ice, fans have unearthed a couple of patent applications – submitted by Nintendo – to give us an idea what the said project might be.

From the looks of it, it seems like the company is moving to smart home technology with an alarm clock coupled with a projector and sleep sensors.

The non-wearable device will use an individual’s images and sounds throughout the night. Currently, there is no confirmation whether the device will have built-in camera and microphone, but the illustrations show a docked smartphone. The collective information will be transmitted to Nintendo servers where it will be analyzed before being projected in the individual’s ceiling/wall.

It is also being reported that the device will be able to predict an individual’s mood depending upon the collective data and the company may use it to with Wii U or the upcoming NX somehow.

However, one thing to keep in mind is that these are patents and may or may not translate into an actual product.

In related Nintendo news, the company has decided to do away with Nintendo TVii; its free television based service. The service will officially terminate on Aug.11, 2015. To read up more, head over to the post!

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