Today, makers from Emutex’s Technical Team demonstrated Lexi on the new Intel® Galileo platform at the Maker Faire in Rome.
Galileo is the first product packing Intel's Quark X1000 system-on-chip. Combined with an Arduino shield, control actuators, motors and solenoids, Lexi enables a user to use sound to open a door e.g. hands-clap. This simple idea was born from the need for a dog named Lexi to let herself out of her owner’s family home in the morning. Prior to Lexi, the dog continuously barked until someone opened the door. Today she has a doggy door that automatically opens when she barks. Lexi has many potential applications and benefits, for example, voice activated locks that could make life easier for people with physical disabilities.