Ubiqweus Inc. has launched its Kickstarter campaign for a new IoT device, the qBiq, a wireless sensor that monitors and collects data from anything, at any time. The world’s first Internet of Everything device, qBiq can internet-enable any object, appliance, and living or office space at the touch of a button, sending data directly to a user’s smartphone or tablet for analysis using the freely available qBiq mobile application.
The Kickstarter campaign features the first four models of the qBiq, including qBiq Temp (for measuring and monitoring temperature), qBiq Feel (for measuring and monitoring humidity), qBiq Glow (for measuring and monitoring light intensity), and qBiq Move (for measuring and monitoring motion). With nearly infinite use cases, the consumer-friendly smart gadget allows anyone to keep tabs on their possessions and the environment in their homes, offices, businesses, and in almost every other aspect of their lives.
“IoT is often built directly into devices, like internet-connected thermostats, cars, and even toasters, but what if you could turn any object or surface into an IoT device with that functionality but without any complexity and high cost? The qBiq is a disruptive IoT device because it’s easy-to-use, affordable, and it can be used almost anywhere or for anything,” said Sean Stephens, Co-Founder, Ubiqweus Inc. “With qBiq, anyone can monitor and access real-time data from any object in their home or office, or keep tabs on elements in their indoor and outdoor environments with ease.”
Small, energy-efficient, and mobile, the qBiq is compact enough to be attached and re-attached to any surface, but large enough to be seen. With extensive battery life, the sensor transmits data on any object or space continually for more than six months depending on usage, and is fully rechargeable via a USB connection to any computer, solar-based charger, or wall socket.
Each qBiq has a unique QR code and website address that collects and displays datasets, providing real-time information that’s accessible and shareable. Moreover, the data that qBiq produces is open source, meaning that the insights gleaned are immediately actionable and can be used for mobile application or software development.
“After a year of refining our designs and testing our prototypes, qBiq is ready for prime-time,” said James Daigle, Co-Founder, Ubiqweus Inc. “qBiq’s versatility and mobility makes it the easiest and most-efficient way to control and monitor everything in your life.”
Key Features of the qBiq include:
- Wi-Fi-enabled, sensor-based IoT device that measures and records data
- One-inch cubic body
- Real-time transfer and analysis of data
- A lightweight, durable, stylish shell
- Unique QR code and website address for each device
- Open source functionality
- Rechargeable battery via USB connection
- Minimum six-month battery life
The qBiq pricing starts at approximately C$30 per unit.
For more information, please visit www.kickstarter.com.