The following 11+ devices and innovations will likely change the way we live forever. This list is far from exhaustive and is no particular order.
1. Tunable White Lighting Can Change Your Mood
Studies have shown for a long time that lighting directly affects occupants moods. Bluish hues can boost your energy whilst reddish tones tend to calm you down.
Tunable lighting that changes automatically or on demand could change the way we live and work. Whether in the workplace or at home this might be as effective as listening to different genres of music.
2. Bringing Minority Report Into Reality
Many home gadgets and other tech rely heavily on voice command. But it's not very useful whilst watching your favorite movie or listening to your favorite band's new album on maximum volume.
Titanium Falcon's Talon Smart Ring is one such device that combines smart home control with jewelry. It gives you command and control of devices by simply using hand gestures.
3. 'Smarten Up' Your Bathroom (or Kitchen)
At CES 2018, a company called Kohler unveiled its Kohler Konnect. This smart tech effectively acts like Alexa but for your bathroom appliances, as well as your kitchen.
You can, by voice command, make your bathroom effectively hands-free. You can warm up your toilet seat or be alerted when the bath water is at the perfect temperature.
4. Smart Light Switches can Multi-task
Combining various functions into a single piece of tech is nothing new after all your smartphone is a prime example. But iDevice has managed to combine a light switch with an Amazon Alexa.
This allows it to double as a smart light switch and also as a personal assistant. It is even designed to take advantage of its wall mounting for great acoustics.
5. Control Your Washing Machine Via Your Smart Phone
Samsung has recently unveiled their QuickDrive Washer. This compact little washing machine can connect your phone letting you check its progress and even schedule wash cycles.
It also lets you add extra clothes during the wash cycle without turning it off. This little machine could become the norm in the not so distant future.
6. Future of Robot Vacuum Cleaners
Robot vacuum cleaners have come a long way since iRobot's Roomba. Although ostensibly the same technology they have become a lot smarter of late, a trend set to only improve over time.
A great example is Evovacs Deebot Ozmo. This little robot can switch between mop and vacuum mode when reaching different floor surfaces. It also links to your smart device via an app to tell it which rooms to clean or not.
7. Turn Your Wall Into a Mega-TV
Although this might conjure up images of the dystopian sci-fi future, TV walls are here, sort of. Samsung has recently unveiled their "The Wall" MicroLED TV.
It consists of a modular design that lets you assemble your own display to whatever size you desire. Although making a 146-inch display is currently very expensive, the price will fall as Samsung's competitors follow suit if popular.
8. Don't Want to Cook? Have Your Robo Chef Do It.
For those who hate to cook or just don't have time, in the not so distant future you will be able to employ the services of a professional chef in robot form. Moley, a UK based robots firm, will soon release its first robot kitchen.
Technology like this is set to revolutionize our kitchens and as prices fall they are bound to become standard features in our homes.
9. Smart Beds Could Be the Future of Sleeping
Even your bed's mattress could not be saved from becoming 'smart'. Many companies have been trying to supply consumers with the perfect night's sleep.
One such tech, called Magnismartech, could be the future of sleeping. This is an app-enhanced 'bed system' that collects data and adjusts the mattress whilst you sleep to help improve your future 'sleeping experience'. It can even react and prevent potential snoring events.
Pillows will also become WiFi connected to help you off to the land of Nod.
10. Wireless Charging Could Change Furniture
Wireless charging is being rolled out by several tech companies and, interestingly, a Swedish furniture giant, IKEA. They have started to integrate wireless charging into their flat packs which could become the norm in the not so distant future.
This technology will certainly liberate us all from the oppression of lost, broken and trailing cables.
11. Smart Fridges Means You'll Only Buy What You Need
With the trend for making anything and everything 'smart', the humble fridge is the latest victim. Although fridges with screens are nothing new, integrating a smart device functionality is.
Samsung's Family Hub Fridge, for example, could change the way we 'fridge' forever. It can act as a hub for other smart devices in your home and perform tasks like notifying you when food is going out of date or finding you coupons for topping up your milk and eggs.
12. Smart Security Camera's Could Be The Future of Home Security
Artificial Intelligence will only become more important in future tech, especially within our homes. There are a plethora of home security devices out there but AI integration into them might be the future.
A great example is Somfy's Outdoor Camera. It is able to identify when a person gets little too close to your home. It then sends them a verbal warning before triggering a 110db siren as a final resort.
So there you go, 12 smart home innovations that could change the way we live. Have we missed any other great examples? Feel free to add your suggestions below.