● The software helps consumers take control of their own digital wellness and better track an at-home student’s engagement
- It comes pre-bundled within Lenovo Vantage on IdeaPad Slim 3i and
IdeaPad Slim 5i
Lenovo, the global technology leader, today announced its ‘Lenovo Aware’ smart learning solution for consumers, which will come pre-bundled with the latest generation of IdeaPad Slim 3i and IdeaPad Slim 5i laptops. Lenovo Aware software aims to support a superior remote learning experience by addressing a few of the digital challenges brought to light this past year during lockdown, such as how to keep young students focused and motivated while engaged in online classes and improve their digital well-being.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education sector, by enforcing social distancing and implementing online methods of teaching and evaluation. There are several challenges which parents face due to the online learning model such as doubts regarding effectiveness of online learning, constant monitoring required for kids, and excess use of Laptops leading to excessive screen time and body posture issues.
Lenovo Aware addresses these issues by using the PC’s built-in camera to detect a person’s body language and eye contact with the device. The software can be activated within Lenovo Vantage and all the features have to be manually activated by opting in through the settings in Lenovo Aware. The software reminds the user to sit back from the screen, straighten up their posture, take a break from the screen to rest their eyes, with the help of pop-up notifications and audio alerts.
Some of the key features of the software include Break Reminder – automatically remind the user to take breaks according to the computer usage time settings the user sets, Distance Reminder – detect the distance between the user’s face and the PC screen to prevent the distance from being too close to affect eyesight, Posture Reminder – detect whether the user is sitting correctly and alert the user when there is consistent incorrect sitting posture for a period of time, and Attention Function – mainly aimed at children to determine whether they are currently in a state of concentration.
Naveen Kejriwal, Sales Head – Overseas, Lenovo India said, “Lenovo has been committed to education with the help of smarter technology, innovative hardware and software solutions. The pandemic has significantly increased the need for a dynamic remote learning infrastructure. We are happy to introduce the Lenovo Aware software to address this need. This solution aims to keep the students focused and motivated and also reassures parents. It helps parents and guardians with insights into their child’s online engagement, class productivity and digital well-being to help them track wins and areas of improvement.”
Lenovo Aware software provides flexible setting options to meet user-defined needs. This includes different modes for students and general users, with different strictness settings, reminder sensitivity and thresholds, among others. The software also encourages children and facilitates interactions with parents with the help of a Score System that generates easy-to-understand reports, showing cumulative benchmarks of a child’s average PC usage, providing parents and guardians with insights into their child’s online engagement, class productivity and digital well-being to help them track wins and areas of improvement.