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Robot Vacuum Cleaner
A robotic vacuum cleaner ;sometimes called a Robovac or a Roomba as a generic trademark, is an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner that has a limited vacuum floor cleaning system combined with sensors and robotic drives with programmable controllers and cleaning routines. Early designs included manual operation via remote control and a “self-drive” mode which allowed the machine to clean autonomously without human control. Some designs use spinning brushes to reach tight corners, and some include a number of cleaning features along with the vacuuming feature (mopping, UV sterilization, etc.). More recent models use artificial intelligence and deep learning for better mapping, object identification, and event-based cleaning.
Marketing materials for robotic vacuums frequently cite low noise, ease of use, and autonomous cleaning as the main advantages. The perception that these devices are set-and-forget solutions is widespread but not always correct. Robotic vacuums are usually smaller than traditional upright vacuums and weigh significantly less than even the lightest canister models. However, a downside to a robotic vacuum cleaner is that it takes an extended amount of time to vacuum an area due to its size. They are also relatively expensive, and replacement parts and batteries can contribute significantly to their operating cost.
Window Vacuum Cleaners – How to Choose One?
Window vacuum cleaners ;are types of wet vacuums that are used for cleaning windows, tiles, shower doors, car windows, countertops, and similar, flat surfaces.
Window vacuums are mostly small and compact handheld units, featuring a squeegee (rubber blade), a vacuum motor for creating suction, and a dirt liquid tank. Depending on the model, they can also feature a detergent tank with spray, microfiber pad, and similar.
Manual Squeegee vs Window Vacuum Cleaner
Squeegee is a window cleaning tool that is basically a rubber blade on the handle. As the squeegee traverses the window surface, a rubber blade is pressed onto the glass, removing practically all water/liquids from the glass surfaces, leaving the surface clean and shiny, without marks and streaks. The problem is the removal of that water from the rubber blade itself. Some squeegees also feature a sponge/microfiber pad to help remove excess water, but they have to be squeezed periodically.
Window vacuums also feature rubber blades like manual squeegees, but the blade is combined with a vacuum motor that creates suction, removing all the liquids that are collected by the rubber blade.
Note: both manual squeegees and window vacuums can have blades made from other materials like foam or plastic, but the rubber blades are most common as they are both flexible and firm.
Because of all these features, manual squeegees are lighter and cheaper than window vacuums, but window vacuums generally do their job easier and faster.
What is personal care?
Personal care ;is the support and supervision of daily personal living tasks and private hygiene and toileting, along with dressing and maintaining your personal appearance.
The options for personal care
Like all forms of care, support with personal care is built completely around your individual needs and personal routines. If you like to wash before breakfast or have a bath before going to bed, a carer will happily follow your schedule, letting you live the way you want.
With home care, you have the choice of having a visiting carer – someone who visits at set times of the day or even overnight – to provide the support you need. If you require ongoing support, it may be best to have a live-in carer, living at home with you to provide 24-hour care. Read more about what live-in care covers here.
Many carers support with other tasks in addition to personal care. In fact, they’re also trained to administer medication, help those with limited mobility to move safely around the home (especially using hoists and supports), and can prepare meals, complete household chores, and even offer companionship, ongoing support, and encouragement.
What is a Water Flosser?
A water flosser ;is an oral health appliance designed for dental care at home. If you don’t like string floss, don’t floss often, or find string floss hard to use, a water flosser can be the answer. Many people find water flossing easier and more pleasant than using string floss, and they may floss more often as a result.
Gum disease prevention and treatment is another reason to use a water flosser. Water Flossers are clinically proven to reduce gingivitis, remove plaque, and improve gum health. Water flossers are especially useful for cleaning braces and other orthodontics, as well as cleaning bridges, crowns, and dental implants. Water flossers are helpful for people with dexterity issues, such as arthritis, who find string flossing difficult.
What is an Oral Irrigator, and Should You Buy One?
As we’ve discussed previously, there are five visible sides to your teeth. Simply brushing your teeth takes care of the front, back, and chewing surfaces, but how do you clean between your teeth? That’s right, by flossing. Flossing prior to brushing removes food debris and allows the toothpaste in between the teeth. However, using floss is no longer the only way to get it done.
A high-tech solution to a low-tech problem has emerged. Oral irrigator, water pick, water flosser, air flosser. It goes by many names, but it is more or less the same. An oral irrigator is a device with a small nozzle that will shoot water, air, or a combination of both at your teeth and gum line in order to remove plaque and food debris. A 2009 study showed that oral irrigators are very good at removing plaque biofilm from teeth, so there seems to be a compelling argument for getting one. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons.
It can be very hard to thoroughly brush your teeth when you have braces, as anyone who has had them can testify. It is harder still, if not impossible, to effectively floss between your teeth when you have braces. Because an oral irrigator is just a stream of water and not a piece of nylon thread, it can help clean between the teeth as well as the brackets of the braces.
Gingivitis is a mild gum disease caused by plaque where the gums become red, shiny, swollen, and bleed easily. Studies have shown that oral irrigators are more effective at treating gingivitis than flossing, which may be due to the irrigators’ ability to work underneath the gum line and provide a more complete clean all the way around the tooth.
The only real downside to oral irrigators is the price. With most units costing somewhere between $100 and $250, it can be a significant outlay for some people.
What is an Autonomous Mobile Robot – AMR? ; ;
Autonomous Mobile Robots, also known as AMR robots, are Mobile Robots that Autonomously navigate with natural feature navigation methods. They are trendy and they are opening new robotics applications thanks to their cutting-edge technology. AMR with 3D LiDAR mapping the environment for navigation
What does Mobile Robot mean?
AMRs perform “free” or Natural Feature Navigation, so navigation without the need for hardware installation such as wires, tapes, reflectors. It means that the AMR is not “bonded” to any guide. Before having Natural Navigation, we only had Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). AGVs navigate by performing different navigation technologies, for example following a magnetic tape on the floor or triangulating position and movement thanks to a laser navigation technology. These technologies need some kind of hardware or device in the working area to allow correct navigation.
Autonomous Mobile Robots instead, do not need anything to navigate because they identify and map the surrounding area. They “see” walls, columns, shelves, everything and they perform navigation and positioning with this info.
Automatic Pet Feeder
An automatic pet feeder ;is provided for feeding pets a predetermined quantity of food or medication at predetermined times while the owner is absent or otherwise engaged. The pet feeder comprises a base, a feeding bowl with pie-shaped divisions, a timer module, a bowl cover, a handle to a bowl cover and a locking mechanism to hold the entire unit in place. A timer is provided with a voice recording facility and also initiates programmed feeding schedules. The programming of the timer determines when the feeder cover is indexed so that the pet may have access to the food provided in it. ;