Japanese manufacturing firm Iris Ohyama is beating the heat in a new way. Utilizing infrared sensors, Iris Ohyama’s smart fan tracks movement around the room, and automatically shuts off when a person leaves the fan’s sensor range.
The fan’s sensors rely on heat signatures to detect movement, and are also able to track multiple individuals, providing distributed bursts of air to all who are present in the room. The device will sell for around $176 in Japan, a US release has yet to be announced.
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