When you read about advancements in technology, the articles often focus on how these new innovative gadgets can help us in the workforce. However, there are plenty of ways that the latest tech can assist us at home. From interior design to security and more, emerging technology can have a definite impact in our homes. For example, check out the following examples:
5G Wireless Technology
When 5G wireless technology is launched in the near future, it will certainly influence the way we live at home. 5G wireless tech will take the existing mobile network and raise it to not only interconnect people but also our machines, objects and devices. Our smartphones will work better and will include new tech like VR and AR and its low latency means that our devices will respond immediately to our commands with no lag time. 5G wireless technology is expected to have a significant impact on the way we monitor things like our health and exercise records from home. For instance, instead of traveling to a doctor or a personal trainer for treatment or exercise sessions, 5G wireless technology may allow for us to get care and training in real time through our devices.
Smart Kitchens and Sinks
We are already familiar with the concept of a smart home with tech devices that can control our lighting, air conditioning settings and security with the touch of a button on our smartphones. This concept will soon expand to include features linked to home decorating. For example, the Italian design firm Tipic has created an amazing kitchen work surface called Tulèr that includes a sink that can be hidden with a motion-detecting sensor. The counter is one uninterrupted work surface until you need the sink to appear; then, with a wave of your hand, a portion of the counter will drop down to reveal the sink. This same technology may expand in the future to include windows that show a number of views and software that recognizes who is in the house and adjusts the temperature according to their preferences.
We can already purchase and use automated robots like the iRobot and Neato that are designed to move around your home on their own and vacuum the floors. Now, thanks to the Aeolus Robot, we will soon have an in-home helper that can mop our floors, help us rearrange the furniture and help with decluttering the home. The Aeolus Robot is learning to recognize thousands of different objects and then where to return them in the home; it also connects to Internet of Things networks like Amazon Alexa or Google Home. If you are in the mood to update the look of your living room but are not wild about dragging heavy furniture around, the Aeolus Robot can assist, while also putting away items that it finds sitting around the room.
While it might be challenging to wrap our heads around some of these amazing gadgets and devices that may seem more at home in a science fiction movie than our houses, we are definitely living in a world of incredible technology. From using the upcoming 5G wireless tech at home to take care of our health to using robots to help us clean up and cook in kitchens with changing work spaces, technology is definitely here to help.
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