The 2023 report, a result of consumer research commissioned by Samsung, underscores the potential of smart home technology in enhancing people’s lives. It delves into the drivers, benefits, and various applications tailored to meet the diverse needs and expectations of different user demographics. Highlighting the continuous evolution of connected living, the report asserts that it holds unprecedented promise in improving individuals’ quality of life. Anticipating a surge in demand, the report predicts an increased interest in health and wellbeing apps, smart energy solutions, cooking technologies, as well as smart home innovations catering to older adults and individuals with physical or sensory disabilities. While current smart home devices and digital assistants are controllable via voice commands, the report envisions the future integration of facial recognition and other biometric technologies, setting the stage for new and advanced design possibilities in the years ahead.

Keywords: Connected Home, Consumer Electronics, Healthy Buildings, Home Assistants

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