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Revolutionizing Home Assistants: The Collaboration Between LAYER and Deutsche Telekom.

In a dynamic fusion of innovation and design, LAYER, an experience-driven industrial design agency based in London, has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom Design and Customer Experience to unveil Concept T at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 in Barcelona.

This groundbreaking series of home assistants represents a leap forward in technology, combining holographic interfaces, emotive robots, and modular routers to create a seamless and immersive experience for users.

The Genesis of Concept T

The birth of Concept T was no ordinary feat; it was the result of 18 months of intensive collaboration between LAYER and Deutsche Telekom Design and Customer Experience. The culmination of their efforts has given rise to three distinct entities: View, Buddy, and Level, each offering a unique set of functionalities that redefine the concept of home assistance.

Concept View: A Holographic Marvel

At the heart of Concept T lies Concept View, a holographic hub that redefines projected reality. Encased within a transparent glass ball, Concept View projects the services and hardware of Deutsche Telekom in a mesmerizing display. Featuring an AI-powered virtual assistant named Emma, Concept View guides users through a myriad of apps and facilitates holographic calls, creating a futuristic and immersive communication experience reminiscent of sci-fi fantasies.

Concept Buddy: Emotionally Intelligent Assistance

Moving beyond traditional routers, Concept Buddy emerges as an emotive and roving robot router with AI-based intelligence. Equipped with sensors and expressive features, Concept Buddy not only provides WiFi but also interacts with users on a personal level. From managing smart appliances to reminding users of daily tasks, Concept Buddy blends functionality with emotion, making it a valuable addition to modern households.

Concept Level: Modular Ingenuity

Completing the trio is Concept Level, a conceptual and re-configurable router that embodies modular ingenuity. Users can customize their router by assembling interchangeable components, transforming it into a functional display unit, WiFi-sensing element, mesh repeater, or computational module. This playful approach to technology not only enhances functionality but also serves as a unique interior design element.

The Future of Home Assistance

As LAYER and Deutsche Telekom Design and Customer Experience continue to develop Concept T for production, the world eagerly anticipates the release of these groundbreaking home assistants. With a focus on user experience, innovation, and design excellence, Concept T heralds a new era in home automation, promising to meet the demands of tomorrow's tech-savvy consumers today.


Words by AW.

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