05. 02. 2005
Washing machine fingers lazy male
A Spanish designer has come up with "Your Turn", a washing machine which uses fingerprint recognition technology to ensure the same person is not using it twice in a row.
"I thought it would be good to finish with macho man from the ice age who doesn't do anything around the house except drink beers," said Pep Torres , who was approached by a Spanish white goods manufacturer to come up with an innovative Father's Day gift (though I'd rather say it's a Mother's Day gift).
Your Turn requires both partners to register their fingerprints on the sensor while it is hooked up to their home computer.
When the sensor is then plugged into the washing machine, the software will only allow the wash programme to start if a different finger is placed on it each time.
The finger print sensor only controls who starts the programme, so the same person can still load the washing time after time. In future designs, Torres hopes to bring the door release mechanism under the thumb of the fingerprint sensor, too.
Your Turn is expected to go on sale in the next couple of weeks.
Via BBC News.