13 December 2014

Lumino, a Sherbrooke Invention to Start Your Day Off Right!

Koncepto, a Sherbrooke start-up, is preparing to launch Lumino, a smart power outlet that simulates dawn so you can wake up to a soft summer-like glow.

Designed by two mechanical engineering graduates from the Université de Sherbrooke, Pierre-Olivier Provost and James Gagnon-Coupal, Lumino is actually a Bluetooth outlet that enables the user to control the intensity of a lamp’s light using a smartphone or tablet.

Once Lumino is plugged into a power outlet, the lamp is connected to it. Then, using the Lumino App – available on iOS and Android –, simply set your wake-up time and alarm, as well as the desired light intensity.

The Lumino App can be used for several purposes: it can also be used as a dimmer, as a night-light, to make it appear as if someone is home, etc.

The two entrepreneurs have had the support of the Accélérateur de création d’entreprises technologiques (ACETAccelerator for the Creation of Technological Businesses) and the Université de Sherbrooke’s Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation (3IT).

Kickstarter campaign

Lumino is currently available for pre-purchase on Kickstarter, with the goal of collecting $100 000 by the end of December and then starting the production phase.

Source: La Tribune

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