Project image
)}
$3,325
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
29
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 10 2014 3:00 PM UTC +00:00
$3,325
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
29
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 10 2014 3:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

MoXi is about making your home truly SMART.

We all love the idea of a smart house can adapt to what we do and need. However, today all we can do is installing one or more smart home systems that sense our phone (or something like it) to know if we are home. But what if the phone battery is empty? What if I want to know of an intruder? What about accidents? What about having the lights follow us as we move around?

With MoXi this is now all possible. 

MoXi is an innovative high-resolution indoor positioning system where no smartphone (or other device) needs to be carried around. Imagine what is possible if you add to your home control system the possibility of knowing where every person is at home. You can get lights follow you as you move around. Open and close doors as you are passing through. Detect if a person has fallen or is leaving the room or the house. Detect a non-authorized intrusion while you are at home sleeping. 

All that was only a dream, and it is now possible!

MoXi is an innovative high-resolution indoor positioning system for any close building. Detection and tracking of people is done anonymously. MoXi provides real-time counting and tracking of people with an accuracy of about 30cm/1 foot . By combining this information with information about the house itself (such as the position of a door or a bed), MoXi can be used to detect a wide range of events in real time, day and night. 

The video above is an example of generating an alarm a person leaving a bed when alone made with an early prototype (2011). It shows the basic principle of MoXi people tracking and event detection. An event is defined by means of a simple IFTTT (IF-THEN-ELSE) rule using as information the position of one or more persons, the definition of a specific area of interest (for example a bed or a door) and an action (such as entering the zone or time of permanence in the zone). For example, the video uses as a rule: IF (one person is present) AND (person exits the bed) THEN (change video colours).

The definition of the IFTTT rules and all of its parameters including the room topology, doors, beds and so on is done by means of the provided application. The software also allows to transmit the positioning data directly to a third party home control software such as EventGhost or Freedomotic.

MoXi consists of three parts: MoXi positioning sensors, MoXi coordinators and the MoXi application. 

The positioning sensors are battery powered. They can be placed on the wall for example with double-sided industrial tape.  Each sensor is controlled and transmits data wirelessly to the closest MoXi coordinators. Normally four sensors are needed to cover a room (up to 10m x 10m, 32ft x 32ft) and sometimes five with L-shaped rooms. 

The MoXi coordinators control and receive the data of all sensors. Together they create a mesh network  that makes sure that all data is properly transmitted to a linux box, a computer or anything else where the MoXi application is running. 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

The MoXi application analyses the data and determines where people are, their position, and act when a given event has happened as defined by a given IFTTT rule (such as the one described above). The MoXi software also facilitates the installation of MoXi as well as the integration of third-party software where it can send/receive data, events, alarms or commands. It will run on OSX, Linux and Windows.

Beside the above, we will provide plug-in's to popular home control systems. We encourage all backers to tell us which software they use so that we can make sure the support is planned in!

MoXi is most useful when combined with other sensors (e.g. a door magnetic sensor) and actuators (e.g. a garage door motor). In order to facilitate the integration of MoXi with existing third party sensors (either commercially available or based on open hardware such as Arduino), MoXi implements also a robust self-adapting 2.4Ghz mesh network that has been optimised for sensor usage. 

Depending on the device to be added (sensor, actuator or else), it is possible to either make driver to support the device or add an additional standard module to one or more MoXi coordinator in order to make the connections.

MoXi NODE (click version)
MoXi NODE (click version)

Alternatively, we will make available a small board, the MoXi NODE, which can be used to connect any device to our network. The MoXi NODE is a small board featuring a 2.4 Ghz radio with the MoXi stack fully integrated and a standard Mikroe mikroBus™ connector. It can be delivered as a click or a clicker depending on the need. The communication interface is serial TTL (3.3v/5v). Therefore, it is possible to connect additional sensors such as the CO click, the Proximity click, or any other click or clicker. It is also possible to connect Arduino devices by means of the Arduino UNO click shield.

If the node cannot be added to the device, it is also possible to use it to make a wireless bridge between the device and the MoXi network. 

 Xetal On Kickstarter: 

Francesco (http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/116611068)
Marco (http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1778676932)

Risks and challenges

The team has experience in bringing a product from concept to prototype and final production as illustrated by our current commercially available products. Even if we encounter higher than forecasted demand, we will be able to scale production and logistics accordingly. 
Given how close MoXi is to a final prototype already, we believe our project schedule to be realistic and achievable.
The only two remaining minor risks are worldwide distribution and stretch goals. Regarding distribution, we have not yet audited and selected a final partner, as we will want to make sure it can better service the final geographic distribution of our backers. Regarding stretch goals, we will be very transparent when they might result in significant planning changes.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    FOLLOWER: Every bit helps! You will get our thanks and all status updates via Kickstarter. But are you really sure you don't want to experience MoXi?

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    SUPER FOLLOWER: Every bit helps. You will get a photo card of the final MoXi installed made by us, our thanks and all status updates via Kickstarter. But are you really sure you don't want to experience MoXi?

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    SUPER EARLY BETA ADOPTER KIT: Join the beta testing and get a super deal on it! You will get one MoXi coordinator prototype and four sensor beta prototypes, plus all needed software starting from its Alpha release. All this so that you can help us fine tune MoXi towards production. (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 265 or more About US$ 265

    BETA ADOPTER KIT: Join the beta testing! You will get one MoXi coordinator prototype and four sensor beta prototypes, plus all needed software starting from its Alpha release. All this so that you can help us fine tune MoXi towards production. (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 330 or more About US$ 330

    STUDIO KIT: You get one MoXi coordinator and four sensors, plus all needed software in order to use moxi in one room or studio. (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 360 or more About US$ 360

    STUDIO KIT PLUS: You get the STUDIO KIT plus one MoXi node to connect other devices or sensors. (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 385 or more About US$ 385

    EARLY BIRD ROOM KIT: You get the STUDIO KIT PLUS plus one additional MoXi coordinator so that you can use MoXi on a wider area. (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 420 or more About US$ 420

    ROOM KIT: You get the STUDIO KIT PLUS plus one additional MoXi coordinator so that you can use MoXi on a wider area. (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 620 or more About US$ 620

    BETA DEVELOPER KIT: If you want to develop your application and cannot wait till the final product is available, this kit is for you. It includes the EARLY ADOPTER KIT plus THREE additional coordinators prototypes and TWO additional MoXi nodes prototypes with which you can build a fairly complex and wide area MoXi network including also support for up to three additional devices or sensors. (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 700 or more About US$ 700

    DEVELOPER KIT: If you want to develop your application, this kit is for you. It includes the STUDIO KIT plus THREE additional coordinators prototypes and TWO additional MoXi nodes prototypes with which you can build a fairly complex and wide area MoXi network including also support for up to three additional devices or sensors. (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,150 or more About US$ 1,150

    FLAT KIT: It is time to upgrade your flat with MoXi. This kit comes with enough parts cover a standard flat (3 main rooms). (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,900 or more About US$ 1,900

    HOUSE KIT: It is time to upgrade your house with MoXi. This kit will be enough for a medium sized house (5 main rooms). (FOR SHIPPING COSTS SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    SUPPORTER: You truly believe in MoXi! As a supporter we will come to your house and install it personally. We will bring with us the equivalent of 12 STUDIO KITs ... large houses are covered! (FOR ANY ADDITIONAL COST SEE FAQ)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (40 days)