Have you ever configured your washing machine's settings which are absolutely not suitable for a particular washing load? Well, I often find myself in that â€˜oops!' situation especially during weekdays! Seen in Pocket-lint, NXP, the NFC leader, has developed a prototype that promises to eliminate any washing machine related mishaps. According to the article, “Major home appliances are becoming â€˜smarter' by the day – yet we've only started to explore the universe of possibilities when it comes to two-way communication,” says Jan Willem Vogel, senior director, industrial applications marketing, NXP Semiconductors.
The washing machine is equipped with both NFC and RFID readers which will detect any RFID or NFC-enabled clothing and thus be able to set suitable washing parameters. Therefore, all you have to do is to sort your laundry and dump them into the washing machine!
This machine is of course merely a proof of concept. In order for this smart product to take flight, garment /apparel manufacturers will have to add RFID-tagged buttons in every piece of garment.
NXP's cool invention demonstrates that RFID and NFC are smart technologies that can be implemented to make improve everyday activities. Would you, as a consumer, like to get such a smart machine?
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