New household hydroponics device made in Japan.

AddTron Technology (Japan) Inc has developed a stylish household hydroponics device called “foop.”

The foop is an IoT (Internet of Things) device that synchronizes with smartphones, and the foop smartphone app (for iOS and Android) communicates your vegetables’ environmental data straight to your smart phones. The environmental data is managed in the cloud and it monitors the conditions. This is a new type of “interior vegetable growth computer”, which constantly monitors and manages temperature, humidity, CO2 concentration, water level, lighting level; as well as automatically adjusts air pump cycle, LED lighting level, FAN strength by foop’s vegetable growth recipe.

Since the foop smartphone app is integrated with Facebook, users can update information of growing vegetables to social networks platform through foop smartphone app.

The smart sensor understands the growth environment by measuring the lighting level, temperature, humidity, and CO2 concentration all the time, and it automatically adjusts the LED light and air pump to delicately tweak the conditions. Specially, a non-contact optical sensor is used for measuring the water level. Smart sensors equipped in the foop: luminance sensor, water level sensor, temperature and humidity sensor, CO2 sensor

The internal environment of the foop is always optimized by “Cloud Assisted Intelligence”, which controls all environmental information from smart sensor both inside and outside of the foop.

It is simple and easy to operate with the foop smartphones app. This application provides an auto adjustment function for the best condition of each kind of vegetables, monitoring vegetative period, quantity of water and temperature function, as well as notifying the internal and external environment.

The foop screen display visualizes the vegetable’s condition, which shows the growing condition and maintenance information collected by multiple sensors

AddTron said it will start receiving preorders for “foop” build-to-order manufacturing on its website. Products will be sent to the customer 3 to 4 months after the company has certain amount of orders. Currently, foop is only provided in Japan.

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