As technology continues to evolve around us at an unprecedented rate, from voice activation to facial recognition, opportunities to adapt technology to optimise living and find new solutions for the home are evolving too. We call it Connected Living, and we’re proud to say we’re a part of this evolution into a world where innovations make taking care of your home, your family, your environment and yourself easier than ever. But what does this future home look like? We’ve compiled a few exciting innovations below, both forthcoming and already adopted, which we predict will be at the heart of this home of the future.
No more confusing settings and features, smart washing machines and dryers are leading the way into stress-free, effortless laundry care. Our Wizard App provides an energy monitoring system which will not only help you keep an eye on energy usage but it will also suggest more energy efficient cycles based on your most frequently used cycles. These machines also offer pre-programmed intuitive functions as well as specifically tailored options for your washing cycles and ever-changing laundry care needs, so now if one of the children is selected to play for the first time in the school football team, you can download a new programme specifically designed for sportswear. Other useful features include the Kilo Mode for example, a setting which weighs your washing and delivers bespoke water intake, while adjusting programme length and spin speeds for optimised performance. The app also offers washing advice from a built-in voice assistant. Not only this, the Wi-Fi connectivity of our selected washing machines and dryers means you can control your washing with the wizard app wherever, whenever.
Expect app-controlled cooking to play a huge role in the evolution of home technologies. Forget worrying about what temperature to cook the dinner, waiting around for pre-heating, and all the other annoyances that can come with manual cooking. The Vision Oven provides a forward-thinking kitchen experience; the interactive 19-inch touchscreen door lets you browse pre-programmed recipe videos, live stream TV programmes and store your own recipes, along with remote Wi-Fi activation and phone-handy settings designed to give the user unmatched control and convenience in and out of the kitchen.
Smart weighing scales
People are more aware of their health than ever before; dietary supplements, superfoods and health-tracking watches are now common, every-day items. As such, there are a number of developments which aim to take nutrition and personal health to the next level. One notable example being Smart Body Analysers. These futuristic bathroom scales aim to measure vital health elements of the body and provide you with an in-depth breakdown via an app, giving you more control over your body and an awareness of your health like never before.
Taking care of different floorings has long been the bane of many a homeowner, and we’re proud to say we’ve been at the forefront of innovations which have helped clean and care for floors for over 100 years. More recently, we’ve developed technology which not only helps you take care of your floors, but vacuums them for you without you having to lift a finger. With an AAI™ (Algorithmic Advanced Intelligence) navigation system, Wi-Fi activation and a whole host of innovative features, the Robo.com3 uses a unique algorithmic calculation to decide the best path for efficient, effective vacuuming, revolutionising the classic cleaning routine. You can read more about the Robo.com3 here.
Smart energy tracking
Smart meters are already being widely adopted as an innovative way to measure energy use in the home. These portable devices aim to help homeowners manage expenditure, reduce wastage, and most importantly, better understand the energy they use. Every home in the U.K will be offered a smart meter by 2020, making this an intrinsic element of our future homes.
We know how hectic family life can be. That’s why our innovative Wi-Fi enabled appliances help you take care of everything with fully connected ease. Saving you time and giving you the freedom to get on with the more important things. We’re excited to be part of this journey into connected living and we hope you are too.