Nobi’s smart lamp alerts caregivers when a fall is detected – TechCrunch

As expected, this year (virtual) CES brings with it a new flood of smart home gadgets. Technology has been a major presence in many past CES events, and with the world stuck at home for the foreseeable future, a lot of this technology has become all the more attractive.

Nobi stands out from the pack, not so much because of any attractive features, but a kind of practicality that brings to the table. Ceiling mounted smart light feature motion sensor and infrared detection, produced by a Belgian startup of the same name.

When the user sits up, the top light is illuminated. If they stand to walk, it illuminates the ground. More interestingly, it can detect irregular motion in the user, as well as fall. If the user does the latter, the on-board speaker will ask, “Did you fall.”

If the answer is “no”, then nothing happens. If the answer is anything else, it will send a notification to a caregiver, which may include a photo based on specific settings. Deepak is currently undergoing testing and will be available for sale by the end of the year. Users can buy them outright, or rent them with a membership.