Interactive Devices DOW-IOT: Mother

Standard Mother, the device that is apparently “like a mum, but better”. Mother is a tracker that can keep tabs on many aspects of your life. It helps the user to keep their house organised, while also taking care of the user themselves. And what’s better is that the user can choose what they want their Mother to control. Mother is essentially a wireless hub that comes with 4 small tracking devices that are colour-coded for the user to attach to the respective appliances. These tracking devices contain motion and temperature sensors which collects data and sends to the user’s phone app where they can control everything. The tracking devices communicate with the main Mother hub and display all sorts of useful information on the related web and mobile applications that are paired with the Mother.


The pro of this device is its high adaptability. The user has the freedom to choose what they want to track, and they can put the sensors wherever they want on their appliances. This means that it can be attached to any kind of appliance so it is highly unlikely that there will be an appliance that the tracker can’t be attached to. The different colours on the tracking device is also very useful in helping the user easily match the tracker to the data displayed in the app because the colour scheme of the data showed in the app will correspond to the colour of the tracker on the appliance (instead of a plain white tracker).

The statistics shown are also pretty in-depth for a sensor so small and compact.

However, a con is that the app can only display the data when the user is within 65 feet of the main Mother hub, though the tracker is still tracking the respective aspects. This means that the user cannot freely access their data and are limited to a small range around the main hub. In addition, Mother has to be hard-wired to your router, which means that is is fixed at one location. For a hefty price of $300, Mother isĀ  definitely on the pricier side and is only suitable for people who really want to micromanage every aspect of their life.



Hands on with Mother video