Advanced and smart technology can be seen in various products, constantly reaching more industries and innovating day to day items. This trend is expected not only to continue but also to deepen as technology itself is becoming more profound.
These developments can be clearly seen in consumer appliances.
A simple example is the development of washing machines in recent years; machines can now be set more personalized and to certain times, can identify materials and extent of dirt and adjust the exact amount of soap required accordingly; other machines can have items added while running, and more cool features. This makes doing laundry more convenient and just plain easier for consumers.
In air realms, air conditioning unit can now connect to smartphones and other devices through Wi-Fi and are able to act as a controller. This allows for remote control over devices and added freedom.
The Family Hub Samsung refrigerator also exemplifies this trend. The refrigerator has a smart screen on the outside that can become a family platform for editing shopping lists and setting reminders. In addition, it can identify products that are due to expire and recommend adding them to list, as well as suggest meal recipes based on ingredients in the fridge. This technology is only the beginning and adds convenience, creativity and help in the kitchen. It also saves electricity and maintains inner temperature more efficiently as opening the fridge is not necessary for knowing what's inside of it.
The Internet of Things is another important development which will contribute to this market. IoT refers to devices that are connected to the internet and collect and share data. In consumer appliances this becomes most relevant in smart homes, existing and future homes, in which appliances and systems are in communication, making it easier to monitor and control the home environment. For example, a sleep tracker or smart watch would be able to detect when a consumer has awoken and communicate to the coffee machine to start brewing the morning coffee. Another example is with a Smart Refrigerator that can detect when certain items in the fridge are running low and order the items online before they run out.
With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and numerous technologies, more appliances will advance based on consumer needs, even if the consumers themselves don't know that they need it yet.