Oh, the things we can accomplish with technology today! Kids and adults alike will cheer for this one: Spanish furniture maker OHEA has come out with a bed that makes itself. Yes, we are definitely in the future now.
The OHEA Smart Bed is not only smart – it’s efficient. In just 50 seconds the bed’s attached mechanical arm sweeps out to run its rollers over the bed, guiding the messy blanket and sheets underneath up to the headboard while simultaneously smoothing and flattening them. What about pillows? Don’t worry, OHEA has thought of everything: the pillows are lifted at the same time by cords, allowing the blanket and sheets to stretch to eliminate creases. Then they are dropped back down at the top, and the bed is considered made.
The blankets and sheets are even tucked in for good measure.
Additionally, the bed has a safety feature built in to ensure that the mechanical arm won’t make a person into the bed, because that might understandably deter some people from buying. The bed comes with a switch on its frame for manual or automatic settings, enabling the bed to know when it is empty and thus can be made, or when it is full.
A video is available on OHEA’s website with a demonstration of the Smart Bed at work. However cool this product appears in the video, it raises some questions too. For instance, will it work with heavier covers such as a comforter? The video demonstrates the process of cleaning up a relatively tidy slept-in bed, so there’s no telling if the machine will work for messier sleepers.
It can be assumed the bed’s arm won’t reach across the room to retrieve thrown or fallen pillows, for instance, but as of now OHEA’s website has little information on these details of the product. There is no date set for when the bed will be available, but the website lists it as “soon on sale.” There is also no price figure at this time.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey