April 24, 2015 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - 17 year old inventor, Ameer Sami has launched a $50,000, 30 day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Ottobox, his home automation device. Ottobox is a home automation system that reduces electric bills by up to 50%. It does so by monitoring energy wasting appliances over Wifi and Bluetooth, and turning them off when they're not in use.
Ottobox's patent pending technology completely stops the flow of electricity to the appliance. With Ottobox, users can control their appliances remotely through the accompanying iOS and Android smartphone app.
A significant amount of energy is wasted by appliances in standby mode. Ottobox learns the habits of the user's home, learning when appliances tend to be in use and turning them off when they are not. Ottobox automatically turns off standby appliances, allowing consumers to make considerable savings on their electric bills.
Ottobox is the brainchild of Ameer Sami, the Founder & Chief Engineer of Ottomate. Ameer, after being continually scolded by his mother for failing to turn off his devices when not using them, decided that there must be a more efficient way to save energy. At the young age of 16, he developed the first prototype of the Ottobox.
Ameer says, "I'm excited to launch the Ottobox Kickstarter campaign. With the support of the Kickstarter community, we are making home automation a reality. It's time to live in a home that truly knows and responds to you."
Now, through Kickstarter, 18 year old Ameer and his team of five are working to bring the Ottobox to mass production. Upon the campaign's success, Ottobox will be shipped to backers in December 2015.
Ameer is a 17-year-old whiz kid entrepreneur who has been taking apart electronics since he was 5. He is a self taught developer who learned Ruby on Rails on summer break--because, as he puts it, "it's fun!" He has participated in hackathons, and was the sole developer on one of the winning teams at the Techxploration Hackathon. Ameer's love of technology and deep desire to innovate led him to develop the patent pending learning technology for Ottomate, a new home automation brand. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Ameer Sami. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.