Posted 20th Dec 2018

Top home tech trends for 2019 revealed

By KBBDaily on 20th December 2018 - 09:00am
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New research by Mira Showers has uncovered the top home technology trends set to take over in 2019, including bathroom connectivity, wellbeing and “the rise in informatics”, and “enchanted objects”.

The company put together a panel of experts – comprising Mira Showers industrial design head Roland Boal, technology lifestyle editor Duncan Bell and technology expert Chris Haslam – to discuss the “evolution of technology within the home”.

According to Mira, the future aim of a ‘smart home’ is to “develop habits, architecture, products and experiences that allow customers to choose how they wish to live smarter, rather than bombarding them with technology for the sake of it”.

The company added that technology will be used in the bathroom “in order to aid a sense of calm and enhance enjoyment”, while smart mirrors are set to become commonplace by 2050 to update users on their health statistics such as weight and blood pressure.

Homes will also have “enchanted objects”, namely technology that “provides a visual feature within the home, does not look overly technological and yet still provides the latest advancements on offer”, according to Mira.

“From a global perspective, our approach follows IFTTT – if this then that – and seeks to bring together the latest technology with core design cues, enabling the bathroom to provide a highly personalised experience,” said Boal.

“Functionality, form and feel are intrinsic to Mira Showers’ NPD programme, as of course are the latest trends and consumer demand. Our ambition is to provide washroom spaces in which our customers can be cleansed in multiple ways including their physiological and mental state.”

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