Canon has unveiled its subsequent idea digicam and it’s designed for desk employees and workplace life, each at house and on the workplace. It’s much less of a photo-taking system and extra of a monitoring digicam with the aim of keeping track of the way you sit referred to as Posture Match.
The brand new system joins the IVY REC, PowerShot Zoom, and PowerShot Pick units in Canon’s idea digicam line. Posture Match is a palm-sized system that has an egg-like form designed to observe the way you sit at your desk.
“While you sit down, it raises its head and appears round to search out somebody, then begins monitoring,” the designer of Posture Match, Taguchi, explains. “It sees two issues. The primary is sitting too lengthy… the second factor is posture.”
In case you sit for 60 minutes, the Posture Match will notify you and remind you to face and take a break. Within the demonstration video above (which begins on the 23:18 mark within the video above), Canon depicts the system bobbing and “dancing” whereas making light noises. The movement was added as a result of Canon doesn’t imagine a noise is sufficient to encourage motion: The movement of the system helps spur customers to behave.
With regard to posture, Canon says it’s not an issue to have dangerous posture for a brief time period, however continued poor posture could cause stiffness. The Posture Match acknowledges this and can gently remind you to straighten your again utilizing those self same light noises and bobbing motions.
Whereas smartwatches just like the Apple Watch already supply the reminder to face, monitoring posture requires a extra advanced system and Canon appears desirous about filling that hole.
The Posture Match works with an app that catalogs its findings and permits you to examine how lengthy you sat all through the day and the way your posture was by means of that interval. It can additionally supply recommendation accordingly.
“Based mostly on the best way you sit, the system screens, calls consideration to, and teaches higher habits,” Taguchi says. “Posture Match is an incredible companion for desk employees.”
The look of the system was made to be much less aggressive than a standard digicam, which Taguchi says makes you’re feeling such as you’re being monitored. The lovable egg-shape and discrete lens are extra approachable. The designer says that merely not with the ability to see the lens makes it really feel much less like a digicam. Moreover, the digicam doesn’t actually operate like a standard one.
“In contrast to a traditional digicam, the captured picture doesn’t present the individual’s face or background,” Taguchi says. “This is as a result of customers talked about in interviews that they have been involved about privateness and the background being in pictures. We agreed, and so we determined to include such suggestions into the product.”
Canon admits that it is uncertain if this product will make it to market, however is nonetheless enthusiastic about it. Described because the third product within the idea sequence — the corporate teams collectively the IVY REC and PowerShot Zoom, the Powershot PICK, and now Posture Match — it is at present within the design levels.
(by way of Canon Watch)