When we are on the road, we use an app to operate smart home systems for the control of light sources and heat. Whether by button or voice control: innovations optimize and secure not only your own home. Smart Living encompasses all aspects of networked information flows to shape private and public life. In determining energy consumption, measuring demand or collecting traffic data. Smart Living makes domestic, social and political tasks easier. For the active support of everyday life, along with special challenges.
Five Design Highlights of Smart Living
BOSCH PAI (Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH, Germany) | Interactive projector as kitchen assistant
From Grandma's handwritten recipe book to loose notes and posts made by hobby cooks in internet forums – there has never been a lack of collections of culinary delights. But if you've got both hands deep in the yeast dough, you'll find it difficult to turn over the analogue paper page or to “swipe” it in the app. So what we need to an increasing extent are not only robust kitchen appliances, but digital helpers as well. The Bosch PAI Interactive digital kitchen assistant projects a virtual touchscreen onto any surface. For a smart cooking experience, service included.
Q-SL2 (Qrio, Inc., Japan) | Digital locking system
One rule of etiquette was crystal clear for decades: a man always holds the door open for a woman! Since then, not only have the gender relations changed, the doors have, too. Instead of large keys, it was at first cards and then transponders that were used to open them. For anyone who has not yet completely networked their home, Qrio Lock is an easy-to-install system that can be controlled via cell phone and app. Thanks to smart communication, the door can be held open or closed, even if you are not really there.
Waking up with a start, groping about, swearing – and then finally, let there be light! Anyone waking up from a deep sleep at night needs orientation and security. Most certainly, everyone has many childhood memories of endlessly searching for the saving click to bring brightness. From the push button to the dimmable touch function, voice control is becoming the new standard. The FSLxTmall Genie A.I. Voice Controlled Bedside Lamp is a bedside lamp and operating manual in one. It controls different applications – and also offers a selection of goodnight stories to help you keep the boogie man at bay.
RainTunes (Hansgrohe SE, Germany) | Shower system
“Singin’ in the Rain” – who hasn’t ever spent their time in the shower, singing away at the top of their lungs? More than half of all people like to have music in the bathroom, either singing themselves or fiddling around with shower radios while juggling with the showerhead, shower gel and shampoo bottles. You call that relaxing? Fat chance. With RainTunes from Hansgrohe, digitization is making its way into the shower zone, combining applications and wellness in minimalist aesthetics. Different scenarios offer multi-sensory experiences with the element of water, which is constantly unfolding anew through light, sound and scent. With all these options, Gene Kelly would probably have been even more delighted to be singing in the rain!
Niko Touchswitch (Niko NV, Belgium) | Digital room control switch
Lots of rooms, lots of people, lots of different situations: a digitally networked infrastructure increases the options. Anyone who can remotely control the sound of the music system within their own four walls can use different devices to do so. Lower the shutters? Then reduce the room temperature, dim the lights – what from where first? All that virtual data is best dealt with by a central control element. Clearly structured, intuitive and adjustable to individual preferences. Just like the Niko Touchswitch digital room control button, which can control 12 different functions from one panel.