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Automated Living

Smartphone-controlled objects provide extreme convenience

Implications - Mobile technology is having a profound impact on home automation, allowing consumers to create 'smart' living spaces by controlling their appliances, entertainment units, thermostats, fixtures, security systems and more with their smartphones. The adoption rate of these smartphone-controlled innovations is rising -- according to ABI Research, approximately 1 million home-automation systems were sold across North America in 2011, and this number is predicted to grow six times by 2016. With smartphone ownership nearly ubiquitous and reliance on mobile technology rising at a rapid pace, this direction underscores the opportunities for smart living spaces and smartphone-controlled innovations in the marketplace.
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play_circle_filled Smartphone-Controlled Timepieces
Smartphone-Controlled Timepieces
Receive Mobile Notifications On-the-Go with the Pebble Watch
The Pebble Watch is a 2.0 version of your typical digital watch, but aside from telling time, it also allows you to sync it to your iPhone or Android device. This device connects to your smartphone... MORE
play_circle_filled Automated Home Electronics
Automated Home Electronics
The WeMo Plug Allows You to Control Your Surroundings With an App
This innovative WeMo plug by Belkin allows you to effortlessly control your home electronics with the push of a button. Basically, any device that can be plugged into a wall, can be controlled with... MORE
Intimately Controlled Coolers
Intimately Controlled Coolers
The Gerhardt Kellermann Fan Changes Speed with a Gentle Stroke
As much as buttons are an effective way to provide users with clear controls for their electronics, they aren’t the most humanizing approach to industrial design. The Gerhardt Kellermann Fan... MORE
play_circle_filled Everyday Object Automation Platforms
Everyday Object Automation Platforms
SmartThings Will Turn Your Home Into a Smart Living Space
Imagine a world where everything in your home—your lights, door lock, thermostat, kitchen appliances, etc.—was automated so that they turned off and on when you needed them to and sent... MORE
Smartphone-Operated Circuits
Smartphone-Operated Circuits
The 'Wireless Smart Socket' Controls Homes from Afar
The Munich and Kaiserslautern-based Fraunhofer Institute has developed the ‘Wireless Smart Socket,’ another breakthrough in digitally-controlled homes. The ability to control lighting,... MORE
App-Controlled Appliances
App-Controlled Appliances
The Samsung Android Oven Connects to Your Smartphone for Easy Cooking
Even if you aren't keen on cooking, the Samsung Android Oven may just change your mind and turn you into a master chef. The oven is technologically sound and makes meals easily with a swipe of a finger.… MORE
play_circle_filled Smartphone-Controlled Microwaves
Smartphone-Controlled Microwaves
Lg’s ‘Lightwave Oven’ Masters a Series of Funct
LG’s ‘Lightwave Oven’ masters a series of complex culinary functions. Technically known as the ‘MA922MBN,’ the product is now available in Korea and may soon be sold elsewhere. While many... MORE
Wifi-synced Appliance Controllers
Wifi-synced Appliance Controllers
Acyclica Domo Ensures That Everything in the House is Turned Off
The Acyclica Domo is the perfect device for people who constantly forget to turn off household appliances, or simply forget whether or not they already have. It is a unobtrusive wifi sensor that... MORE

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