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1. (WO2017033179) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETROFITTING AN APPLIANCE TO SMART OPERATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/033179    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2016/050863
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F24F 11/00
G01M 1/38
G05D 23/00
Applicants: SENSIBO LTD.
Inventors: ROTH, Ran
ENBAR, Omer
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETROFITTING AN APPLIANCE TO SMART OPERATION
Abstract:
Method and apparatus for retrofitting an existing electrical unit to extend functionality thereof. One apparatus configured to be connected in between a UI board and a controller of the unit, wherein the apparatus comprising a monitoring module configured to monitor signals transmitted from one component of the unit to another component of the unit, whereby content of the signal is extractable by the apparatus. Another apparatus configured to be connected in between a UI board and a controller of the unit, comprising a signal generation module for generating signals to a component mimicking signals generated by another component of the unit, whereby the unit controller and/or UI board may be extend to provide additional functionality.