Smart Home Trends

By: Bank of Baroda
Wed Dec 23, 2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic is prompting people to spend more time in their homes, leading them to reconsider what a home can and should do. The market for smart home devices was a dynamic one even before the pandemic. According to the IDC’s ‘Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker’ report released in Sept 2019, the worldwide market for these devices was expected to grow 23.5 per cent year over year in 2019 to nearly 815 million device shipments. Worldwide shipments are forecast to be more than 1.39 billion in 2023, with a five-year CAGR of 14.4 per cent.

From smart TVs and voice controlled speakers to smart refrigerators and ovens, connected devices have made much headway in the slightly neglected smart bathrooms. These are for people who want beautiful streamlined spaces and experiences to make their everyday living at home as comfortable and enjoyable as it can be.

Smart Mirrors have been around for quite some time, with Bluetooth speakers that you can control from your phone. Also, there are beauty mirrors that incorporate skin analysis technology. For instance, HiMirror Innovative Skin Analysis Engine helps assess your skin's condition including wrinkles, fine lines, clarity, dark circles, dark spots, red spots and pores so that you can effectively and efficiently target problem areas and move towards your beauty goals.

Advances in bathroom gadgets have made it possible to control your bath and shower from your smartphone/Alexa using simple voice commands. Smart showers and shower taps, like the Grohe SmartControl shower system allows for a completely personalised showering experience where you can store your own preferred spray settings and volume of water.

These include Chromotherapy shower systems. Chromotherapy uses colour and light to promote healing and wellness, for example orange light is said to relax and even improve muscle tension. Chromotherapy shower systems arrive with pre-set colour palettes so you can select the one that suits you.

Bath Spas are designed to release micro fine air bubbles into the water that stimulate skin cells rejuvenation, you're guaranteed an experience that leaves you feeling refreshed. Conoduo bath at Kaldewei is one such Bath Spa.

Other smart devices such as smart taps and soap dispensers are no-touch alternatives, much needed in the time of pandemic. As technology evolves our homes are getting smarter – and the bathroom is no exception.

Credits : Akhil Handa

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