October 20, 2016

The future of the home

  • Bouwen J.
  • Six E.

Homes are unique. They define the occupants, their preferences and lifestyles. In addition to the purely functional aspects, homes also provide the boundary and interface to the rest of the world. They contain personal possessions, memories and familial relationships and they provide security and privacy for everything contained within them. We are at a turning point in the history of homes. The coming proliferation of connected home devices driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), the increased intelligence of these devices and the advent of an increasing number of robotic devices and electronic assistants have the potential to change our home lives. But, only those technologies that meet a defining human need and augment and automate our existence will be adopted.

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