Smart homes are one of the most promising areas in the internet-of-things… in whicheverything we touch and interact with is connected to the World Wide Web. At first, companies were quick to hook up home appliances to the net but now, they′reexploring products that are not traditionally electronic… like furniture. Here′s our Kim Ji-yeon with this week′s Industry Insight. hi guys in this article I’m going to share with you a simple trick that can help you avoid feeling seasic… This user looks up a recipe in front of her kitchen shelf and then checks the prices ofthe produce and ingredients she needs before placing a delivery order. She also calls her friend to confirm a dinner appointment while uploading a message on the family board to remind them they′ll be having guests.
This kitchen shelf is an example of “smart furniture”… and it′s not science fiction. It will be a reality in Korea early next year. Korea′s largest telecommunications operatorSK Telecom has partnered up with the country′s number two furniture maker Hyundai Livart… to produce “smart furniture.” Home Decorating Basics Modern Home Decorating Ideas Available on both the iOS and Android operatingsystems, the devices will allow users to enjoy multimedia content from applications downloadedon a wireless network. SK Telecom says it′s the first company inthe world to create smart furniture… and the development is in line with its goal of providing better smart-home services.”We thought that connecting the furnituremost commonly used by homemakers would be a great way to expand the market of the internet-of-thingsbecause they′re mainly going to be the ones using smart-home services.”SK Telecom says it wants to bring a lifestyle change by adding more functions to its devicesas well as developing other kinds of furniture, including smart beds and sofas for its customers.”This is one of my personal favorites the dressing table.
It′s very convenient forworkers like me who have to get up and rush to the office every morning. I can quicklycheck the latest news and my schedule while I do my hair and makeup. Sensors are embeddedin the mirrors, which are touch screens. And it′s bluetooth-enabled, so I can receiveand make calls or listen to music using my smartphone.”If things pan out as SK plans, this mirror will soon allow users pick their clothes throughavatars that try out various outfits in different colors on the screen. SK Telecom and Hyundai Livart say they hope to sell 45 million U. S. dollars worth of smartfurniture by the year 2017.
And the climate for business looks bright,due to the rising demand for smart-home devices. Data by U. S.-based market tracker StrategyAnalytics shows that the global market for smart homes will grow to more than 100 billiondollars in 2019, more than double this year′s total of 45 billion. Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News.