Fingerbot Sense smart touchless button-pusher launches via Kickstarter campaign
Adaprox is currently crowdfunding the Fingerbot Sense on Kickstarter. The button pusher comes in Zigbee and Bluetooth versions, allowing you to touchless or remotely control objects in your home. You wave your hand over the sensor to activate the device, pushing the button.
The Fingerbot Sense can have various arms to suit switch styles such as push, rocker and toggle; Adaprox claims that the device is compatible with 99% of existing buttons and switches. Multiple push modes are available, such as a single push or push and hold. You can control the Fingerbot Sense via the accompanying app or physical remote control. Alternatively, you can control the gadget via Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands. Also, you can set up schedules and timers or add the button-pusher to a routine with other smart home devices.
The company suggests that you could use the gadget on a computer power switch, to start a coffee machine at a set time, or as a voice-activated light switch. Adaprox suggests touchless control is a simple way to keep something clean. Plus, it claims that the gadget is easy to install, as a sticker adheres it to the object of your choice.
You can currently pledge US$25 to the Kickstarter campaign to receive a single Fingerbot Sense, with delivery estimated to start in December. After this pre-sale period, the Bluetooth device will retail for US$29 and the Zigbee model for US$32. Available add-ons include a US$9 tool pack with different arm lengths, a US$15 remote and a US$39 HomeHub.