Naran Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Portable Multi-sensor That Provides Useful Information On The Environment - Anytime, Anywhere

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MicroBot Sense measures and provides smart notifications on temperature, humidity, noise level, relative air pressure, light intensity, acceleration and CO2 level

We wanted to provide people with a solution that would not only be accurate but also portable.

Today, software and hardware company Naran launched a Kickstarter campaign for Sense, the second product in their MicroBot line. Sense offers a comprehensive solution to monitor and detect any change in the environment, whether at home, office, or on-the-go, and provides smart notifications to the end user. Early bird pricing for the campaign starts at $38 USD (retail price $49.99 USD).

Every person experiences the atmosphere differently, and very minor changes can affect individuals’ well being. Sense’s seven sensors measure the temperature, humidity, noise level, relative air pressure, light intensity, acceleration and CO2 level and provide useful tips and warnings about the environment automatically. The device easily affixes to any appliance, wall, or backpack. It features a tactile touch button and LED status light. It leverages artificial intelligence to become smarter and give users more better recommendations over time.

Sense’s smart notification feature allows users to automatically receive notifications on their smartphone when certain conditions change, or to manually set conditions in the app. For example, when humidity levels rise to 80% in the basement, users will automatically receive a message warning users that such a high level of humidity may lead to fungi growth. These warning messages are based on analyzing data against various health and construction standards like air quality health indexes ASHRAE and CSA.

“There’s a need for people to get real-time information about their surroundings. Developing a sensor came as an obvious next step after our first product, MicroBot Push,” said Naran founder Terence Park. “Sensors are key components of the smart home as they act as a bridge between the environment and the individual. We wanted to provide people with a solution that would not only be accurate but also portable.”

Sense has a wide range of applications. When installed in the home, the device monitors spaces and blind spots wherever it is placed. For instance, the user can choose to be notified when the back door is opened, the washing machine cycle has finished, or humidity drops below a certain level. Sense supports integration with Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT.

“Sense is meant to give users another tool for problems that need a simple device,” continued Park. “For example, if a user forgets to turn off the lights Sense will remind them. If somebody is tampering with a user’s bike, they will be alerted. We wanted to create something simple, light and versatile.”

MicroBot Sense connects via Bluetooth Low Energy to smartphones through the companion MicroBot Sense app, available on iOS and Android. Data can be easily seen on graphs and shared with friends and family. Sense lasts up to one month on a single charge, with extension of battery life of up to two years with extra battery pack.

The MicroBot Sense campaign will run from March 20, 2018 to April 25, 2018 with an estimated delivery date of July 2018. For full pledge details, please see the Kickstarter page. Media wishing to learn more about the company or interview Naran personnel should contact PR agent Allison Aitken at +1 (514) 703-4989.

About Naran
Naran specializes in the development of hardware and software ecosystems to connect and automate users’ homes. The South Korean company aims to design innovative products that make a significant change in their users’ daily lives. Sense is the second product in the MicroBot series after Push, the smart robotic button pusher, which was introduced in late 2015. The company has also launched MicroBot Hub, the MicroBots’ companion hub.

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