Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes, Workshops & Webinars
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual event.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Innovation Events
Explore our 2020 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.
SAMPLE CONSUMER INSIGHTS - Subscribe to access 8,884 more

Tech Embrace

Designers are introducing human-like features to tech to make it more comforting

Trend - Designers and artists are looking into the extent to which modern machines and algorithms can comfort and provide solace to human beings in the tech age. Whether it is through mimicking a bodily quality or evoking a sensation, these products are an exploration or considered to alleviate anxiety.

Insight - The tech age has made consumers vastly curious about their developing relationship with machinery. Many become alienated as social media fades the immediate need for face-to-face contact, while immersive technology, broadcasting media and new forms of entertainment can have a tendency to overstimulate. Many are interested in exploring the possibilities of finding comfort in technology, which is a desire driven vastly by a curiosity about the discovery of new possibilities.
Workshop Question - How can your products or service be optimized to soothe the alienation consumers might feel in the digital age?
7.2
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
4 Featured, 35 Examples:
55,107 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Jul 19 — Nov 19
Trending:
This Year and Warm
Consumer Insight Topics:

Featured Examples

Related Trend Reports & Custom Market Research

Related Examples

Game Monetization Purchases
Game Monetization Purchases
Tilting Point Has Purchased Gondola to Bolster In-Game Optimization
Interactive Companion Robots
Interactive Companion Robots
The GT Wonder Boy Robot Can Translate 12 Languages and More
Immersive Theater-Inspired Earphones
Immersive Theater-Inspired Earphones
The iKonex X7 Wireless Earbuds Offer a HiFi Sound
play_circle_filled High-End Sci-Fi Cookware
High-End Sci-Fi Cookware
The Star Wars x Le Creuset Collection is Ready for Professional Cooking
play_circle_filled Sci-Fi-Themed Coding Kits
Sci-Fi-Themed Coding Kits
The Kano Star Wars The Force Coding Kit Has Endless Possibilities
play_circle_filled Dynamic Office Chairs
Dynamic Office Chairs
Wilkahn's AT 187 Task Chair Touts a Design That Reduces Back Pain
Brain-Boosting Chewable Tablets
Brain-Boosting Chewable Tablets
Voke's Dietary Supplements Support Focus, Mood and Clear Thinking
Designer Tech Brand Motorcycles
Designer Tech Brand Motorcycles
This Dyson Motorcycle Concept Has a High-End Aesthetic
Multidisciplinary Health Technologies
Multidisciplinary Health Technologies
LifeQ Finds Solutions to Help People Reach Optimal Health
People-Powered Science Research
People-Powered Science Research
Zooniverse Relies on Crowdsourced Research and Volunteering Gigs
Science Fiction-Themed Hotels
Science Fiction-Themed Hotels
Disney Has Released More Details About Its Immersive Star Wars Hotel
Noninvasive Facial Sculpting Systems
Noninvasive Facial Sculpting Systems
The Fat Freezer Face System Uses Cryolipolysis Technology
War Veteran Housing Complexes
War Veteran Housing Complexes
Office of Jonathan Tate Builds Social Homes for War Veterans
AI Brand Spokespersons
AI Brand Spokespersons
SK-II's 'Yumi' is an AI-Powered Digital Human Ambassador
play_circle_filled Eye-Tracking Remote Controls
Eye-Tracking Remote Controls
Comcast's Eye-Tracking Software Supports People with Disabilities
Senior Companionship Dog Dates
Senior Companionship Dog Dates
Pedigree’s Dog Dates Pairs the Elderly with Canine Friends
Communication-Forward Apartment Blocks
Communication-Forward Apartment Blocks
Rama Estudio's Wooden Shutter Facade Addresses an Issue
Responsive Orb Installations
Responsive Orb Installations
China Will House Teamlab's Weightless Forest of Resonating Life
Accessible Mascara Applicators
Accessible Mascara Applicators
Grace Makes Makeup Applicators to Improve Grip and Ease of Use
Neuron Cell-Inspired Education Centers
Neuron Cell-Inspired Education Centers
Will Alsop's 'Neuron Pod' Derives Inspiration from Science
play_circle_filled Accessibility-Boosting Furniture Hacks
Accessibility-Boosting Furniture Hacks
'ThisAbles' from IKEA Transforms Furniture with 3D Printing
Disability-Friendly Mountain Carts
Disability-Friendly Mountain Carts
This Cart Helps Disabled Extreme Athletes Conquer the Outdoors
play_circle_filled Experiential Relationship Chocolates
Experiential Relationship Chocolates
These Chocolates for Valentine's Model a Toxic Relationship
Magnetic Muscle-Building Machines
Magnetic Muscle-Building Machines
This Machine Uses Magnetic Pulses to Boost Muscle Strength
Eye Strain-Alleviating Masks
Eye Strain-Alleviating Masks
The iFan Smart Eye Massager Soothes Fatigue and Improves Circulation
Human-Operated Robotic Servers
Human-Operated Robotic Servers
Cafe Dawn Ver.β in Tokyo Employs People to Control Robot Servers
Healthy Mindset-Supporting Apps
Healthy Mindset-Supporting Apps
The 'Some Sanity' App Helps Users Overcome Mental Problems
Helpfully Accented Functional Tableware
Helpfully Accented Functional Tableware
Aurore Brard's Designs Help Visually Impaired People
Stress-Reducing Pillows
Stress-Reducing Pillows
The Mannequin Pillow is Meant to Resemble a Human to Reduce Stress
Disability-Friendly Travel Services
Disability-Friendly Travel Services
Enable Travel is India's First "Accessible Holiday Specialist"
play_circle_filled Reactive Printed Robots
Reactive Printed Robots
KIST's Humanoid Robot Responds to Music and Mimics Human Emotions
Text-Translating Braille Devices
Text-Translating Braille Devices
The 'Braibook' Helps Those with Visual Impairments Access Content
play_circle_filled Personal Connection Robots
Personal Connection Robots
The Fribo Robot Helps Young People Stay Social by Sharing Information
Accessible Travel Filters
Accessible Travel Filters
Airbnb's New Filters Will Make Finding Accessible Spaces a Lot Easier
Ultra-Sensitive Electronic Skins
Ultra-Sensitive Electronic Skins
These Colorado Scientists Unveiled Self-Healing Electronic Skins