The future of how we live and use our homes is set to be one thing: smart. From the refrigerator to your toilet seat, your Smart Home will be one of the integrated appliances and furniture.
The following 8 devices and innovations will likely change the way we live forever.
1. Tunable white lighting.
Studies have shown that lighting directly affects the mood of people. Bluish hues can boost your energy while reddish tones tend to calm you down.
Adjustable lighting that changes automatically or on-demand could change the way we live and work. Whether in the workplace or at home, it can be as effective as listening to different kinds of music.
2. The “Minority Report”smart home innovation.
Many home gadgets and other technologies rely heavily on voice control. But it’s not very useful while watching your favorite movie or listening to your favorite band’s new album at maximum volume.
The Talon Smart Ring by Titanium Falcon is one such device that, combines smart home control with jewelry. It gives you command and control of devices using just hand gestures.
3. Bathroom cool smart home device.
At CES 2018, a company called Kohler unveiled its Kohler Konnect. This smart technology works effectively like Alexa for your bathroom appliances, as well as your kitchen.
Only by voice command, you make your bathroom hands-free. You can warm your toilet seat or be alerted when the bathwater is at the ideal temperature.
4. Robot vacuum cleaners.
Robot vacuums have come a long way since iRobot’s Roomba. Although seemingly of the same technology, they’ve gotten a lot smarter lately, a trend that will only get better over time.
A good example is Evovacs Deebot Ozmo. This little robot can switch between mop and vacuum mode when it reaches different floor surfaces. It is also linked to your smart device via an app, to tell it which parts to clean or not.
5. Robo Chef.
For those who hate to cook or just don’t have the time, in the not-so-distant future, you will be able to hire the services of a professional chef in the form of a robot. Moley, a UK-based robotics company, will soon launch its first robotic kitchen.
Technology like this is set to revolutionize our kitchens, and as prices drop they are bound to become standard features in our homes.
6. Smart beds of “good dreams”.
Even the mattress on your bed couldn’t be saved from becoming “smart”. Many companies have tried to provide consumers with a perfect night’s sleep.
One of these technologies, called Magnismartech, could be the future of sleep. This is an app-enhanced “bed system” that collects data and, adjusts the mattress while you sleep to help improve your future “sleep experience”.
It can even react and prevent possible snoring events.
7. Smart fridges.
With the tendency to make anything and everything “smart”, the humble refrigerator is the latest victim. While refrigerators with displays aren’t new, the integration of smart device functionality is.
Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator, for example, could change the way we “chill” forever.
It can act as a hub for other smart devices in your home and perform tasks like notifying you when food is out of date, or finding you coupons to supplement your milk and eggs.
8. Smart security cameras.
Artificial intelligence will only become more important in future technologies, especially in our homes. There are a plethora of home security devices out there, but integrating AI into them could be the future.
The Somfy outdoor camera is a good example. It is able to identify when someone is getting too close to you. It then sends them a verbal warning before triggering a 110 dB siren as a last resort.