One day living in a smart home

We explain how our lives would be in a smart home, a new generation of connected households is much closer than we think.

Finish IFA 2015, the most important technology event in Europe, and although most important releases this year have done in separate events for each brand, we were able to find a clear trend across the sector. Internet of Things IOT in its name in English, focused on the home which aims provide intelligence to our homes.

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Before explain how would a normal day in one of the first smart homes that could live, I would like to briefly explain IoT the term refers only to an everyday object with an Internet connection, you can make a link between us and the network. In particular, the elements connected to Internet in our homes will be part of a common called smart home , which, in turn, be comprised within a larger ecosystem: the city connected or smart city .

 Devices and sensors connected, the key to a smart home - IFA 2015

Devices and connected sensors, the key to a smart home – IFA 2015

We must not confuse a smart home with a home automation. The latter is able to perform a series of actions given by the person automatically, without having to interact directly the person. A smart home is one that, through devices and sensors connected to the Internet, is able to perform more complex actions automatically without interaction from the person, learn about our habits, recommending and creating a network of services connected all around the house, regardless of their function.

In the field of the kitchen, the vision that I liked was the Panasonic, the company proposes a concept of induction center reacts Smart placement of pots and pans form, locates and tracks across the plate our kitchen tool. This not have to worry about the limitations of placement and we managed to save a good part of the energy consumption by using only the surface is necessary. This induction hob incorporates a sensor that indicates the weight in grams of the elements introduced when it comes to cooking, a great idea when preparing recipes.

Plate induction scale smart Panasonic – IFA 2015

In addition, shows elaborations based on our state of health through a screen to the right of the inductive plate. Many think that a screen that incorporates recipes is no innovation, and no, it is not, what is really important this screen is that it is linked with our fridge, being able to locate and classify foods that are within the it. Besides, as I have mentioned, we propose recipes based on our state of health, but wait, how knoweth a screen our health? So easy, being connected through the Internet to a mirror in our room which I will discuss later.

We finished our recipe, we have prepared the food and go to the dining table. What Panasonic proposes is an intelligent lighting system is also connected to the mirror of our room capable of generating different environments according to our mood, and a glass screen that can function as a TV to which we can send directly to the movement of our hands any multimedia content

Panasonic smart dining room with glass screen TV – IFA 2015

We the living room, we have to watch a movie, we like to have a complete immersive experience and our speaker system is not sound fills the room, what do we do? He should have asked someone from Panasonic, therefore include speakers on the carpet said another. And the truth, you will be able to test all stand noise sound quality is at least an idea worth taking into account. To complete a cinematic experience we opted for the evolution of the Ambilight incorporating television Philips AmbiLux 4K Ultra HD 65″ inches Android TV, able to connect with new strips of 10 meters Hue LightStrips Plus a vanguard to illuminate any room in our home. Lighting that we can control, change color or off from our own smartphone with iOS or Android.

Lighting system LighStrips Philips Hue – IFA 2015

Carpet with built for a homogeneous sound throughout the room Panasonic speakers – IFA 2015

We move to our room where everything revolves around a system of intelligent lighting and sound, the magic mirror of Panasonic, and Sleepsense Samsung. We begin with interactive mirror connected to which we return after the kitchen area of ​​the home. Girls can try on different types of makeup, well, girls and boys if you want. The glass surface shows all information about our body weight, height, body fat percentage, number of calories you should consume (here comes the connection with the display of the kitchen and their recommended daily recipes), heart rate, body temperature, sleep and quality of it

Intelligent Bedroom, our data glass, lighting and sound-system IFA 2015

Just in terms of the quality of sleep is where working SleepSense, the new Samsung smart device. This little tool is kept under the pillow scans in real time our heart and respiratory rate, and our movements during sleep to give up 97% accuracy a report every morning with simple medical advice to understand the need to improve our sleep.

For proper rest, both waking and the way in which we sleep is important, so the intelligent lighting system from Panasonic along with your audio system It will bring us softly from our sleep with a light gradual intensity and relaxed atmosphere as well as a reduction of sound and light at bedtime.

Sleep Sense of Samsung, the device helps you rest better – IFA 2015

We have to leave home, go to work, to the park or out to party at night, that does not mean that we stay connected to home. In this regard, the commitment that I liked is the Samsung SmartThings that use our smartphone as a union between the hub of the house and we.

SmartThings Samsung has over 200 compatible devices and sensors that will allow us, among other things enable tens of lighting lights to the time when we awoke to learn that normally start the coffee directly to serve our freshly brewed cappuccino, tell us when our son came home from school, detect smoke in the kitchen, turn off the lights and the door automatically when leaving home or turn them on when we want to feel our presence thieves.

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