What if you could grow healthful, whole foods right in your home? Or get a reminder to pick up milk and eggs — right from your refrigerator?
These trends and more were on display at CES 2020 (that’s an annual trade show revealing new products and technologies in consumer electronics), proving smart home technology will continue to gain ground as homeowners expect more from their living spaces.
We sent a team to the event to scout out what’s new and what’s next for smart home tech — and what it all could mean for you.
A Home That Takes Care of You
As a conscientious homeowner, you take good care of your house, but what if it could take care of you? Smart home healthcare is on its way to becoming the next big thing as new technologies could enable you to stay independent longer as you age, detect early signs of illness, or make managing chronic conditions a little easier.
Smart home healthcare platforms are designed to support everything from air quality monitoring to biometrics analysis. Think: thermostats that respond to body temperature input and smart mirrors that take note of changes in skin color. The Climate 360 Smart Bed was a CES 2020 “Best of Innovation” winner that creates personalized firmness and temperature settings, adjusting throughout the night to maximize sleep benefits. All this in an effort to keep you feeling and living well.
Timesavers for Every Room
What’s the biggest time suck in your day? Deciding what to wear? Meal planning? Smart home technology that simplifies everyday tasks can give you more time in your day for the important stuff. For example, smart closets in the master bedroom can take stock of your wardrobe and suggest your #OOTD (a.k.a. your Outfit of the Day). No more piles of cast-offs on the floor to put away later.
What’s for dinner? Bosch’s connected refrigerators use cameras to track which food items you have on hand and suggest recipes. If you’re really ambitious (and serious about eating more whole foods), you can grow your own ingredients right indoors with GE Appliance’s “HomeGrown” gardening concept. Talk about eating local.
Flexible screens mean entertainment options and more.
Foldable, bendable, retractable screens make interacting with the digital environment easier than ever. Small, big, and everything in between means you can access news, entertainment, and your home’s command center from just about anywhere.
And innovative screen technology can make your home more beautiful, too. That age-old debate over whether to put the TV above the fireplace? Resolved. Samsung Frame lets you be a design snob during the day and watch “Shark Tank” at night, thanks to its ingenious form-and-function art TV solution.
Smart home technology can help you be healthier and make your day-to-day life easier. As these items become more common, will they be at home in your house?