Home Tech: Easier & Better Than Ever

Technology has been blamed for adding to our stress when it comes to information overload and addictive social media. When it comes to home automation technology, however, product design is increasingly focused on reducing stress and making life easier. The explosion of products is impressive—including lighting and sensor systems that offer remote control monitoring and improved utility savings as well as wellness technology. You can buy a mirror that doubles as virtual fitness instructor, a mattress that adjusts to your temperature needs, and even a refrigerator that suggests meals based on what’s inside. The future promises to be even more exciting, with products designed to fold your clothes, know what groceries you need and order them for you, and allow you to watch food cook from your phone in your new and remarkably fast infrared light oven.