Event date: November 1 – 2, 2016 Crowne Plaza, Palo Alto
The creators of the Jetsons should have been paid for a lot more than just cartooning. Hanna-Barbera’s pre-apollo era sitcom imagined a future that looks alot like our gadget-filled present.Although we don’t have flying cars or self-propelling space suits, technologies today are making our home smarter and more [...]
Jetsons-style smart homes were once a pipe dream for consumers, however they are now slowly becoming a reality across the world.
With diminishing fossil fuel reserves, a rising global population, strong economic growth in developing countries and major concerns about our environment, controlling electricity consumption has become a serious and extremely challenging issue.
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Elderly people represent an ever-growing proportion of the population. By 2025, there will be 820 million people aged 65 and older globally. The shift in demographics towards an ageing population will make it impossible to keep everyone who needs care in hospital. Fortunately, advanced bio‑monitoring systems and remote monitoring technologies make it easier [...]
Connected safety and security systems and devices with remote monitoring capabilities are expanding their share of the global smart home market. A survey in the UK in July 2015 identified security as the second most important of five key drivers for the connected home, after smart energy. The BI Intelligence research company estimates that by 2019 home security systems will account for 38% [...]
ComfyLight – the smart security light and CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honouree – announced that it will launch its Kickstarter campaign with the aim of raising 50,000 Euros. The new and unique home security solution comes in the form of an LED lamp with the goal to actively protect homes from burglars.
Smart Homes were one of the main topics at this year’s CES. Manufacturers like Samsung presented a wide range of new products and solutions such as the intelligent ‘Family Hub Refrigerator’, whilst other organisations like the ULE Alliance or the DSP Group announced new partnerships.
As Baby Boomers age, the need for adult care and assisted living continues to grow. As of February 2015, 8.4 million people in the U.S. receive support annually from five main long-term care service options: home health agencies, nursing homes, hospices, residential care communities, and adult day service centers. Outside these facilities, 43.5 million family and informal caregivers [...]
Ever since the Jetsons conjured up a smart home utopia 60 years ago there has been hype around devices that can make our home lives easier. Today that hype is beginning to turn into consumer support with research recently commissioned by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) showing that almost half (46%) of consumers believe smart home devices will become mainstream within five years. [...]
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