LG Plans Uses IoT Devices for Smarter Bathrooms

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LG’s Smart Bathroom service offers bidet toilets and ventilators with Wi-Fi connections that can be controlled via smartphones.

The Korean electronics firm LG has launched a suite of IoT devices and services for bathrooms. Using its LG Plus smart home unit, the company has partnered with bathroom remodeling company, Inus Bath, to elevate bathrooms into the 21st century.

The new Smart Bathroom Service includes bidet toilets and WiFi-enabled ventilators controlled by a mobile app. Users can customize the settings to suit their individual preferences.

Inus Bath’s connected bidet also allows users to customize nozzle aim, water pressure, temperature and other settings. LG Uplus’s IoT Home platform controls the device and allows each household member to have their own individualized settings.

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A push notification alerts users that the bidet’s filters or nozzles need cleaning or changing. The app directs users to the online storefront IoT Shop where they can purchase accessories and replacement parts for the bidet.

The bidet also includes a feature that detects and alerts users that they’ve been sitting for too long. Some medical experts believe that sitting on a toilet for too long negatively effects circulation. The bidet sends an alarm via its mobile app.

Users can operate the ventilator remotely and set it to automatically turn on when the temperature and humidity get too high. LG Uplus said it plans to add voice controls in the future using with Naver’s Clova AI platform. The companies currently offer Naver’s smart AI speaker for the home.

LG Uplus said this is just the beginning of their Smart Bathroom/Smart Home rollout. They plan to introduce as many as 50 IoT devices for the home including fans, door sensors and light switches that will work together seamlessly to create a next generation smart home.

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