Bathrooms of the Future

February 9, 2017

Smart Home Tech

Smart home technology is promising us a world full of added luxury and convenience as companies race to release new products that will save us time and energy around the home. As advances continue in the realms of augmented reality and smart home integration, what types of amenities do we see transforming one of the most private retreats in the home?

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Bathrooms of the future will allow you do business while you are taking care of business. According to a team of designers, psychologists, engineers and futurists, the bathrooms of 2025 and beyond will be rich in internet connectivity. Walls and floor tiles will be integrated with speakers and displays that mimic the look of smart televisions. Imagine being able to connect to the web and browse the internet all from the comfort of your own tub? Users will be able to leisurely scroll through their Instagram feed while they brush their teeth or watch their favorite television shows while they shave. Facial recognition systems will personalize your lighting and entertainment systems so you can program cartoons for the children or a montage of music videos to get ready for a night on the town.

Ever wish you could check the news or weather report while mentally preparing for the day ahead? Smart mirrors of the future will be able to deliver more than just your reflection. Augmented reality (AR) is poised to transform your bathroom into one of the most productive spaces in the home. Where virtual reality (VR) aims to place users in an artificial world, augmented reality (AR) seeks to supplement the real world by layering pieces of useful computer generated data over it. Tomorrow’s bathrooms will be fully wired and digitally enabled to assist you just like the interactive displays found in futuristic movies like Minority Report or Iron Man.

Aching for a personalized beauty stylist but can’t find the time or money to sit down with one? By 2025, interactive smart mirrors will be able to offer you beauty and haircare advice based on your personal style and make up selection. Imagine being able to explore every single color of lipstick, eyeliner, bronzer or eyeshadow without any application or commitment factor? Augmented reality will beam the new looks onto your smart mirror so you can experiment with new styles and perform real time beauty makeovers.  Smart mirrors will be integrated with corporate applications so you can shop products and discover new styles without ever having to leave your front door.

By 2040, interactive smart mirrors will be able to provide health checks based on your vital signs. Having a personalized bathroom GP that can run everything from your glucose to cholesterol levels will be possible through advanced technology that is seamlessly integrated into your bathroom’s smart home fixtures. Smart toilets will analyze stool samples and alert you to medical imbalances and disease. Micro-chipped wristbands will track your vital signs and compare it to your medical records and genetic history. Scales imbedded into the floor will monitor your heart rate, BMI, and weight fluctuations in your diet. Imagine being able to take control of your health without the assistance of a dietitian or medical psychician? The diagnostic tools available will allow you to send dietary recommendations to your digital shopping list so you are consuming the right food based upon the nutrients you need. Empowering people with the information they need to track the state of their health and micro dome will likely change our relationship to health and wellness as we know it.

Even the most benign of bathroom essentials will be receiving a technological upgrade. Interactive wall displays will allow you to upload images from your last vacation holiday so your bathroom transforms into an artistic gallery space. Bathroom fixtures will be more organic in design as 3D printing goes mainstream. Showers, toilets, and baths will be created to adapt to the shape of the user. Sinks will be programmed with a dirt detection system and only finish washing your hands until 100% of the dirt is removed. Air conditioning systems will add aromas and negative ions to the air that remove odor, bacteria, and pollen. By 2040, self cleaning robots will remove the need for bathroom chores and provide users a full service manicure or massage.

In the future, augmented reality and smart home technology is poised to transform our bathrooms into personalized health and wellness retreats. Armed with the latest advances in powder room innovations, that’s a whole lot of connectivity for a place we usually go it alone.

 

 

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