Gadgets Brings Benefits around the World

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A new alcohol-detection device called the Breeze made by Breathometer Inc. from the U.S. has been produced to help reduce the number of drink-driving cases which have already claimed many drivers' lives.

Brian Sturdivant, Vice President of Marketing of Breathometer Inc., explains how it works.

"The Breeze product actually allows you to simply blow into this for about five seconds, and the results are coordinated and linked wirelessly to our app on your smartphone, it will deliver your current BAC level, blood alcohol concentration level."

He added that the device could also tell drivers when they're likely to sober up, and can even call them an Uber taxi if they have drunk too much and shouldn't drive.

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a smart watering system produced by an enterprise called Parrot was on display.

The Parrot H2O contains sensors taking information about plants' moisture, fertilizer level, amount of light and air temperature, which connect to a Bluetooth device.

By entering the plant type into a database, the H2O will figure out how much water to give and will dispense it through a tap automatically.

Arthur Petry, the spokesperson of Parrot, said it will help take care of the plants at home if all of the family members go away for a long time.

"Fill it with water and you can go away for three weeks, it will take care of the watering. In the application, you select your plant in a huge database of 8-thousand plants. For each plant we know the specific needs, we worked with botanist experts."

Apart from plants, another gadget aimed at pets was produced by Binatone.

The electronic collar, Scout 5000, could help owners pinpoint their pets' whereabouts quite accurately.

It will not only film the pets' encounters but also provide a database to track them over a period of time.

Jessica Stoddard, Binatone's Director of Product Marketing, says the owners could also see what the pets are seeing through a special wide-angle lens.

"The most exciting part is that there's a wide-angle viewing camera on this. So therefore, you can see what your dog sees. Through the app, through our Hubble app, you are able to access this live video."

Meanwhile, a company in Hong Kong has designed a robot to tackle wildfires, which often cause enormous economic and human damage every year.

The robot uses thermal imaging sensors and advanced artificial intelligence vision technology to spot fires in areas as small as 2 square meters or within a 5-kilometer radius.

Researchers say it has recorded a 100 percent detection rate in multiple field trials and deployments since 2010.

For CRI, I'm Wang Mengzhen.

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