Next-Generation Technologies Moving Smart Homes into the Mainstream
"As evidenced from residential communities in various stages of development all around the world, smart homes currently range from marginally intelligent to fully connected," said Marlene Bourne, Principal Analyst with Bourne Research. "Part of the reason for its slow acceptance to this point may be that 'smart home' implies a certain level of complexity and need for technical proficiency that most consumers aren't comfortable with. Consumer-friendly products and approaches are what will truly drive the growth of this segment, and both MEMS and nanomaterials are playing a key role here."
“As evidenced from residential communities in various stages of development all around the world, smart homes currently range from marginally intelligent to fully connected”
Bourne Research reports that the recent introduction of innovative front door security systems, handheld barcode scanners to monitor the inventory of groceries and household items, electronic textiles (via interactive quilts), and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) insulation and mold-prevention products that are applied just like paint, are the kind of novel, user-friendly items that will put smart homes in a context the average consumer will quickly embrace. Even better, Bourne Research has found that many of these products can be easily integrated into existing home networks (or retrofit into homes without one) as wireless plug-and-play components, an ideal way of increasing a home's intelligence.
The emergence of smart homes as a growth opportunity for suppliers of MEMS and Nanotechnology-based solutions is but one of many trends identified and tracked in The Bourne Report. A unique new series of market research reports from Bourne Research, The Bourne Report offers insightful business intelligence on the emerging technology marketplace. To subscribe to The Bourne Report, or for more information about Bourne Research, please visit: http://www.bourneresearch.com or contact Marlene Bourne at: 480-695-0521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bourne Research
Bourne Research is a trusted source of market intelligence, with a specialized focus on MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems), Nanotechnology, and the convergence of both. Its founder, Marlene Bourne, is a highly respected industry analyst with more than a decade of experience following the development of emerging technologies, and is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on MEMS.