Smart home, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are terms that we regularly come across in the age of digitalisation. They go hand in hand with technological developments that are supposed to make our everyday lives easier and sound promising at first.
However, these developments often race way ahead, leaving quite a few asking legitimate questions. Do we really need this? Is it also safe? Who really benefits from this?
The “Let’s be smart – Smart Village” special exhibition tries to find out which interior solutions hold real potential for individual users and society and which are just a fleeting trend.
The cross-industry group of around 30 innovative participants has come together in the Smart Village to show their collective solutions in order to bring us closer to a safe, comfortable and ecological future.
The special exhibition presented in four living environments features a future-oriented yet contemporary and realistic way of dealing with the delicate balance between new technologies and realistic added values.
Each living environment is presented from a different perspective and focus.
The Smart Loft revolves around the high-end urban living environment. The people who live here are quality and brand conscious, travel and enjoy surrounding themselves with beautiful things.
The Smart Home is a comfortable yet practical abode for the family. The parents juggle kindergarten, school and career but still have time for the little ones.
Smart Residence: Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is the technical term given to spaces that go beyond accessibility. It provides support for people who are elderly and/or who have physical limitations without stigmatising them or giving them the feeling that they are a burden to others.
Self-determined living within your own four walls.
The tiny house has nothing to do with asceticism. Maximum comfort in harmony with and close to nature. Clean energy, self-sufficiency and electromobility can be the first steps towards reducing the environmental footprint without having to do without.
The participants as of November 2019: basalte bvba, Bega, Biffar GmbH & Co. KG, E-Cap Mobility GmbH, ekey biometric systems, Floating Office, imi-Beton / H. Schubert GmbH, Klafs GmbH & Co. KG, Medisana GmbH, Miele & Cie. KG, Naber GmbH, OASE GmbH, RheinEnergie, Rotpunkt Küchen, Schafeffler Bio Hybrind GmbH, Schramm Werkstätten Interlübke, XtoBOX GmbH