A smart pot design with Sonoff TH10/TH16 is developed for a DIY therapy based on the Cuddles(™) thermo regulation device. This paper is a supplement to already published literature by the author. The paper extends the therapy hardware to a version two, which includes polled wake word actions based on an ultrasound signalling from the plant, a way to listen to stress and ill-health signals from the plant for a stronger plant human interface and meaningful cuddles.
Keywords: Cuddles(™), IFTTT, RAVATTT, Ultrasound plant signalling, Alexa, pots, succulents, Sonoff, DSP, wake words, IOT, actions
Design of a Smart Pot for Cuddles(™) Therapy(Bheemaiah, n.d.), with a Sonoff sensor for humidity and temperature, An IFTTT program interfaces the sensor with Alexa, with a remainder to water the plant when soil humidity is too low. In version 2.0, we add an ultrasound sensor to communicate with the plant, with an interpreter using RAVATTT, to message a user the health of the plant.
High stress levels in plants lead to the emission of ultrasound distress signals which can be picked up by ultrasound sensors for messaging using Alexa, RAVATTT or IFTTT.
Cuddle Therapy is popular for the treatment of a variety of mental disorders, like seasonal variation and allied depression disorders. We use the Cuddles(™) thermo regulator with plant sympathy, through a smart pot for a stronger human-plant interface, a succulent such as the aloe vera is recommended.