A smart bulb with autonomous operation has been created by Helen Ugoeze Okereke, a software developer from Nigeria.
Helen programmed the light to turn on with the help of human control by clapping her hand instead of powering it via the conventional switch.
The young woman stated she had to specifically configure it to respond to only her clap and no other noise or sound, regardless of how loud they are.
She posted a video demonstrating how it works and revealed that no other sound can turn it on save a hand clap. She acknowledged that ensuring the algorithm distinguishes between the noises was not a simple feat.
When she clapped her hand once, the smart bulb immediately showed bright light. She had to clap her hand twice to turn it off.
Taking to her Twitter page to show off her innovation, Helen wrote; ”Building a smart bulb that is controlled with a clap. The bulb turn on automatically when you clap and off when you double clap.”