What’s the weirdest thing in the Internet of Things?


Blog written by Lava

What’s the weirdest thing in the Internet of Things? 31 March 2017

The Internet of Things is helping to address some of the biggest issues facing the world today.  The provision of data has allowed for important steps to be taken to manage climate change, measure pollution control and develop early warning systems for natural disasters.

More unusual and less pressing problems of the world are also finding solutions with the Internet of Things…


City bin

A smart bin can be found in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where city officials have connected recycling compactors so they can monitor how frequently they are filled, PC Mag reported. Making rubbish collection more efficient, one bin at a time!



ICPooch is a video chat device that is controlled remotely and dispenses dog treats. The device was invented by a 14-year-old girl who wanted a better way to give her dog attention while her family was out of the house, and raised more than $29,700 against its $20,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.


Pregnancy PRO

Bluetooth Pregnancy testing is here! First Response has created the first pregnancy test that syncs with your smartphone and provides access to an app which offers information and post result support for the next 9 months.



Working with the motto ‘Don’t guess, Know!’ Rollscout is a toilet roll holder which will automatically send updates to your phone when you run low on loo roll.


Pura Scents

There is an ongoing Kickstarter campaign to bring a smart phone controlled air freshener to the market. It will enable you to control the smell of your house with the press of a button. You can even pick a different scent for each room, switch fragrances and control the in-built nightlight from your phone.


Intelligent Pavements

In a bid to rid the world of internet free zones a Spanish company called Via Inteligente has created Wi-Fi emitting pavement stones, dubbed iPavement. The goal is to pave city streets with Wi-Fi so that no-one ever needs to be without the internet again.


Soon you will be able to feed your dog and via a pavement internet connection! Until then check out our website and see if our products can make your life easier now.