Keeping cool in an air-conditioned room can raise the temperature if multiple users cannot agree on the correct setting. Hong Kong-based IoT startup Ambi Labs has come up with a new feature for its Ambi Climate controller that aims to keep everyone cool and cosy.
Called Multi-user Comfort, the new feature is the latest upgrade to Ambi Climate, the world’s first AI-enabled air conditioner controller. Multi-user Comfort extends the reach of Ambi Climate to create thermal conditions by balancing the needs of all users in a room.
Multi-user Comfort is based on the knowledge that thermal comfort is highly personal with no two people affected by the same factors in the same way. For instance, women normally feel colder than men since they have a lower metabolic rate. Age, height, weight and individual preference also make a difference. By considering and balancing these differences, Ambi Climate can take multiple users into account and promote energy saving by preventing wasteful overcooling or overheating.
“We know that hot and cold temperatures are becoming extreme. Whether it’s for heating or cooling, Ambi Climate with Multi-user Comfort means the needs of everyone in a household can be considered, keeping everyone not only comfortable, but safe,” said Julian Lee, CEO of Ambi Labs.
Ambi Climate uses AI technology to learn from user feedback as well as other factors such as sunlight and humidity to auto-adjust AC settings for better-personalised comfort, saving up to 30% energy. It comes with features such as voice integrations, including Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Siri, and Geolocation to enable a smart home experience.