IoT Idea Contest

 Winning ideas

“Smart lure”: Mr. Okamura

 “Smart lure”: Mr. Okamura

Idea Outline
Sale of fishing lures with built-in sensors and the provision of information services for anglers.
Concept
To use science to measure what is happening under the surface of the water—something that,throughout tens of thousands of years of fishing history, anglers could only guess, based on their intuition and experience.
To attract more people to the enjoyment of fishing and create a society in which people can talk about the thrill of the catch.
Envisaged Use
  • Offer advice about lure selection and tackle action to anglers who are having no luck at fishing.
  • Offer useful information for planning a fishing trip, including predicting the best places to go, what methods to use, and what kinds of fish are biting.
Envisaged Use
Envisaged Use
“Smart Lock Outlet”: Mr. Tanaka

 “Smart Lock Outlet”: Mr. Tanaka

Idea Outline
A power outlet strip that will not supply electricity unless a smartphone is placed on it.
Concept
Make it difficult to play with your smartphone without permission!
Envisaged Use
Stop children from spending too much time on their smartphones.
LED Lamp
Stays lit when connected, flashes during pairing
NFC Pairing Button
If NFC connection is established 30 seconds after the pairing button is pressed, it can be used as a key.
Control Area
This part would have a physical cover and key attached, making it harder to change settings.
NFC Connection Field
When a smartphone is placed on this part, the power outlet strip will supply electricity.
Time Adjusting Switch
Set the time after which the power supply will be cut off when the smartphone moves out of NFC range (envisage 0-5 minutes).
Envisaged Use

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