#1860: WiltLimiter

Houseplants always die when left in my care. When looking wrinkly,droopy,yellowish or shedding, they receive the same treatment: a good watering.

Today’s invention tries to overcome my horticultural ineptitude.

A webcam watches each bank of houseplants. This can be made to detect any difference between frames taken at the same time each day.

Progressive shape or colour changes are relatively easy to spot using image processing software and, when found, would alert my smartphone.

A smarter version would attempt to diagnose the problem, based on a small expert system (+ barcodes on the pots), and suggest remedies like ‘move this one out of the sun and give this other one a good pruning’ (or whatever).

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