The evolution of the smart home is upon us. But, one question that is often asked is; how will interactive technology shape your home in the future? We can now control our TVs, lights, and heating from our workplaces on smartphones - but what will our homes be like in 5, 10, or 20 years from now? From as soon as 2030, Bathroom GPs could be introduced to the home, where they’ll be able to discreetly take biological readings for illnesses as you use the bathroom. That same year, drones could be taking to the air to shine strong UV beams on kitchen surfaces. cleaning the areas we often forget about. Fast forward 5 years and bug-sized bots will also be helping keep the house clean, by picking up crumbs and dirt every time a room is empty.
From bug-sized bots picking up dirt to a personal Bathroom GP, these are just some of the amazing home technology predictions for the future. It’s fair to say technology has progressed considerably in the last few years. A decade ago, the idea of controlling your home's thermostat, lights, and security systems remotely via your phone would have seemed like futuristic science fiction, but we’ve still only scratched the surface of what’s possible. Currently, as it stands, research shows that revenue in the ‘smart home’ market amounts to $3,934 million - and this is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2019-2023) of 14.5%, resulting in a market volume of $6,755 million by as soon as 2023.
If these predictions are anything to go by, every room will be enhanced making daily tasks effortless, simpler, and more efficient, harmonising our digital and physical worlds at home. You’re set to see some amazing technology coming to your home in your lifetime.