It’s an exciting time to live in our world as technology to advance. Watch for further integration that allows greater independence and family time.
Major appliances already have the capability to talk to each other. But, look for more niche devices, such as air fryers and sous vide machines, to join in the conversation.
Sleep technology is just starting. Sleep Number plans on introducing app-enhanced mattresses and smart beds that stop snoring. Already, there are mattresses that monitor heart rate and other vital signs.
In 2018, we’ll see showers that let you customize temperature, pressure, length…and of course, the release of essential oils.
The Living Room
Living rooms will continue their march toward integration. Look for TV’s that have 8K resolution displays and easier programmability.
- Keecker: Play music or watch a movie or series from anyroom, anytime. This voice-enabled robot can project a movie on a wall (or ceiling) with just a simple voice command. For family time, use its Bluetooth compatibility to connect with your favorite games. It’s 360 camera is perfect for monitoring or communicating from your home office.
- Cutii: This robot is geared toward the elderly. There is no learning curve and it’s controllable from a distance. Cutii invites those more those more isolated to be a part of the everyday world.