House of the future
1 INTELLIGENT HOUSES could create more energy than they use with solar panels and air source heat pumps.
2 CONVERTIBLE WINDOWS have been developed by a Dutch architecture firm to create a balcony that folds out from the wall in a few seconds.
3 LIFE AUTOMATION products use sensors to turn your house into a decision maker. A device like WigWag can switch on lights when it gets dark or fire up the boiler when it gets cold. It also has a smartphone app.
4 ANTI-SMELL socks made of antimicrobial silver material Heath Paine don’t stink. But always fit.
5 SPRAY-ON LIGHTS use OLED technology and can illuminate anything in the home, from walls to house plants.
6 WATER-SAVING SHOWER from Swedish firm Orbital Systems saves up to 90 per cent of water and up to 80 per cent of the energy a regular shower consumes.
7 SMART IOTA is a WC that uses 50 per cent less water and folds itself away once you’re done.
8 SMART HERBS in a Click & Grow mini-garden don’t need TLC – just NASA tech and electricity.
9. LIVING FURNITURE is made with living organisms to help regenerate itself