When the 47-year-old Chris Petroc bought a three-bedroom house in Norwich, Connecticut, he decided to turn it into a smart home, where he could control lights, refrigerators, thermostats, television, safety cameras and everything. The rest of the sound is accompanied by the sound of your voice or just pressing a button on your cell phone.
Some friends and family were suspicious. "I think many friends like me are scared of him". In addition, they have purchased smart devices package from Samsung and other devices; He needed technical help to establish a safety alarm system.
He said that he likes to see his house from his house during the day. "I see my dog. I'm seeing what he's doing. "
But Petrock did not want to be great, but to increase the value of his house.
"It's a future wave, I know that many families want to adopt this technique." "It's great for the reseller value!"
According to Forster Research, in 2018, 59 percent of Americans said they were interested in using a smart application.
The increasing popularity of smart speakers, such as many people have entered the Internet universe Amazon Echo and Google Home, whose voice can answer supportive questions, play music, order food, read the news, request Uber and control other intelligent devices, which they are linked to.
However, the way to adopt smart technology at home is likely to be long and full of obstacles. Although the number and nature of smart devices are increasing day by day, people are slow to buy and install it.
"It's a very confusing thing and there's a lot to talk about"Frank Gallatte, the chief analyst at Frost, said.
Buying, organizing and connecting smart devices can be expensive, cumbersome, and time consuming. In fact, according to Forrester, third-party people who bought smart speakers have their box.
"You need to be patient and feel comfortable after all the instructions"He commented.
Security, privacy and trust are still a big concern for people who use smart speakers. They are worried "A big brother is listening to you" Research director Charles Golvin of Gartner researcher and consultant said.
In the survey conducted by Gartner among people who used smart loud spiders in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, 44% said they would be more willing to use virtual personal assistant applications like Alexa, Siri or Google Support if all your personal data devices And will not be stored in the cloud.
It is not surprising that well-known names like Google, Amazon and Apple are leading in the Smart Speaker Sector and big brands like Samsung make their smart devices known. However, the remaining universe of intelligent devices is divided.
"Most of the renewal comes from emerging companies and mid-sized companies that have focused on the subject"Gillette said.
In the smart device empire, Samsung has taken the lead.
For example, with your Family Hub Smart refrigerator you can see the contents of your refrigerator from a mobile phone at work, sort out what you want and use grocery app like Amazon or Prime Prime Now to distribute it for you before. Returning home Smart refrigerator also sends warnings about the upcoming food and shows recipes through a meal planer app so you can prepare dishes with finished products.
The big touch screen, speakers and bikinis in the refrigerator are voice assistants that allow you to manage shopping lists, post pictures, play music and control other smart devices such as lights and thermostats from the refrigerator.
If Samsung watches the program in the live room on the smart TV, the TV mirroring facility allows anyone to view the same program on the refrigerator's touch screen while cooking.
"People love that work, especially when they watch sports, because they do not want to miss a game while preparing food."Aden Agbottawala, director of innovation programs of Samsung Electronics United States, said.
"The key to the whole ecosystem is to simplify the customer's life"He commented.
However, the demand for smart devices is much ahead of smart devices, lights, speakers and thermostats. Both technology giants and budding companies are producing the latest devices in the Internet, which compete with the artificial intelligence function at a dynamic pace – more aggressive and absorbing well – while growing saturated market competes.
Newcomers Massage Robotics is a company that provides body massage at home by pairing of robotic weapons. In 2013, after the neck and back injuries during an accident in All-Terrain vehicle in California, company founder, Christian McKinn came up with this idea. She performed surgery and then for physiological and massage therapies.
Are you a fan of Jimmy Choo? If so, there are designer shoes that are not only gorgeous, but also recognize signs of chronic diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's Disease, just measure the size of the way you are walking. Jimmy Choo collaborated with Zooretech, which was a tool to create a Voyager boot with a device called Digitosol, which measures measurements of Cadence, Speed, Impact Force, Traction and other steps when the person runs. The launch of the new model on Jimmy Choo's smart boot has not yet been scheduled.
Karim Omunya, executive director and founder of Zoratak and Digisol, said, "There are more than seven thousand nerve endings on each foot directly attached to each foot." In addition, medical studies show the direct relationship between movement analysis and neurological diseases. "We can also detect the level of intensity of the disease" and to proceed later, he said. Voyager boots will be available in three types and will cost between $ 1795 and $ 1895.
In addition, there is a smart and vibrant QUS sports shirt that collects body data through the respiratory rate, heart rate, and heart variation through the sensor wire and the shirt behind device. Collect data during exercise sessions and compare them with the previous ones.
Hip Salaf, a belt with a portable airbag belt airbag tagged at a price of about $ 744, and Bicef is the cyclist's airbag that the motion sensors think of when the person is reduced. , With a cost of around $ 700.
Wydex helps a smart hearing, which uses artificial intelligence to learn and organize the person's listening preferences at a real time and will soon provide hearing aid without battery.
Those who have a cat, there is a skilled sandbox at a price of $ 299, which cat searches for the box when entering the box, reduces sewerage in small bags for easy disposal of air and packages. In addition, everything can be monitored by the app.
On the road, you can use Eyelets & # 39; EyeDrive Smart Devices, which allows the driver to see GPS signals, music playlists and incoming calls through the hogrom in the car windshield. There is a tablet-like device on the car's dashboard and once it is connected to the cell phone's GPS and music apps, it projects the symbol or title of the song at Windshield to a sufficient size so that all the cars can be seen. It is activated by voice or gesture so that the driver never has to take his eyes off the road to run it.
Eye Lite Eyewear is expected to be available in February and is sold for $ 299.
The list of fun, cool and whimsical smart devices is apparently endless and continues to expand every day. In the end, no smart home will look similar. Everything depends on personal preference.
"You can not set the house to do everything to make a magical in Los Supersnikos"Gillette said.
* Copyright: 2019 The New York Times News Service