Pandemic or no, the digital revolution continues. It’s the subject of each year’s Consumer Electronics Show and the object of desire for many people. Each year, appliances get smarter, too, to create a connected group of home tools that can be turned on or off at the tap of a mobile phone screen or selecting an app.
It’s a nice sign that the times are really changing. To put it simply, if you were used to a certain design of industrial air compressor some years ago, that compressor will feature some new designs later on. That’s the state of appliances, home tech, and other items for the home today. It may be good to some, others not so much, but it’s a great look into how good things to come will be.
The advancement of home appliances is a great thing; if technology has managed to permeate it, how long before it makes easily upgradable tech advance even further? Take a look at what the future of these appliances may soon look like.
The Changing of the Times
Appliances have since moved on to adjust to the changing of the times. There was a time when women were mostly doing household chores; now, if it isn’t shared equally between the husband and the wife, then the husband is left at home to finish chores women usually do.
Even children are helping their fathers operate these appliances and people who were used to a different generation of home tools to use. This does present a complex problem in the operation of these machines, and the solution lies in making things simpler and easier to understand for these people.
Some have pointed out the “poverty of time” as a major reason behind the advancement of appliances. That’s why there are many items like microwave ovens and sophisticated refrigerators in the market today.
A Wider Availability of Digital Appliances
With the word having an increasing demand for simplicity, people have begun to clamor for appliances that give them such an experience. The solution is in today’s electronic, top-of-the-line models. Many manufacturers have also seen the value behind creating easier-to-operate machinery.
It’s also easier to childproof these devices for children in the house. For instance, if a dishwasher can be programmed easily by children to forget a cycle selection, there is a solution; all the manufacturer needed to do is to create a hidden, out-of-the-way button to lock that selection option.
Using Smart Technology
Today’s phones have been developed into a remote control for other appliances and digital devices. You can completely get timely updates from your phone or TV about whether your laundry cycle is done or if the dishwasher has finished cleaning the dishes. You’ll only need to go to the machine to take out your dried clothing or accessories.
If you’re out of the house and you have laundry in the wash, that’s the time when your smartphone does the work for you. Smart appliances act like assistants that they’ll notify you if anything goes wrong.
Knowing Your Weight, On the Go
Have you ever had that experience when you’re craving, but you want to know how much you weigh? Today’s smart weighing scale can give you timely updates about your weight and how you can lose some more.
When you step on the scale, it measures statistics like lean-and-fat mass and your body mass index, among others. You can also track your progress in losing weight through an app that can be downloaded on your phone or through your computer’s web browser. This app can also manage up to eight users, so everyone knows just how their workout is going.
Lazy Tech for People Who Can’t Be Bothered
There are also times when you just can’t be bothered to do the cleaning for work reasons. If you’ve ever wished for a vacuum cleaner that can clean on your behalf, there’s already a cordless one that operates remotely. This robotic vacuum cleaner adjusts to different surfaces for a thorough cleaning experience.
One of the best parts about this robot is that it can roam your home, including places you normally wouldn’t reach when cleaning. If it needs to recharge, it only has to return to its home base between cleanings.
What you used to see only in movies is fast catching up to reality. COVID-19 may be around, but the advancement of appliances and smart homes cannot be stopped. With some of them already existing, it’s exciting to see what advancements next-generation appliances may have.