Sunday 17 October 2010

High Tech Japanese style gardening

Sometimes I am amazed about in Japan technology can reach levels of awesomeness that border in craziness.

One of the major mobile carrier companies in Japan (NTTドコモ Docomo), announced a new system that provides custom instructions to home gardeners via cell phones, based on special sensors installed on the garden.

Garden Sensor

Docomo gardening sensor

It works based on data collected by special little sensors like the one shown in the photo. This sensors are stuck in soil to measure temperature, moisture, sunlight and more. The data is then sent to gardening experts wirelessly. They analyze it and provide garden-specific feedback advices, like when to water the plants, all via cell phone emails.

This is what I call high tech Japanese style gardening.


  1. Japan has always been way ahead in the technology stakes.

  2. According the Docomo's announcement, They'll accumulate data gathered by the gardening sensor to make sure the accuracy of the device. I'm looking forward to see the sensor on sale.

  3. I wonder if it will go mainstream, I don't know how many people would be willing to hire this service

  4. Wow and amazing. Interesting gadget and cut too.


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