With tech stitched into every facet of our lives, questions have been raised: “Is society too dependent on technology?” This question has become increasingly pressing with the remote workforce gaining traction and the stay-at-home market pushing on full force. Over the last year, professionals of the New Normal have become increasingly reliant on conferencing tech, all while social distancing folks cling to health tech and smart home tech. In 2022, we can only expect state-of-art tech to expand its dominion.
The innovative tech companies set the newest trends in consumer tech. As more people add AI devices like Alexa and Echo to their carts, tech companies need to keep pace with the shifting needs of tech-savvy consumers.
Below are six of the consumer tech trends to look for in 2022.
The latest and greatest in senior tech
2022 will likely bring multiple new tech advancements for seniors, such as improved fall prevention and better building security.
Perhaps the most impressive tech advancement is with smartphones. Seniors want to use technology, but they don’t want to be bogged down by busy screens and overwhelming apps. Fortunately, models like the Jitterbug cell phone offer visually impaired seniors larger fonts and intuitive screens.
Domestic robots assist smart devices
Homeowners have grown accustomed to using their smart devices. With smart devices informing consumers’ high expectations for convenience and speed, domestic robots are sure to become a household name. One example of a domestic robot is the smart vacuum that homeowners program. With domestic robots within reach, checking off household tasks will be a breeze.
The first innovator in the domestic robot market is Amazon. If the tech giant succeeds, it’s safe to predict other manufacturers will follow this trend into 2022 and beyond.
Intelligent home products
With more connected home products, homeowners can use their devices and reap benefits that surpass convenience. Homeowners could turn on their stoves from their smartphones, ensuring maximum safety. With the help of AI that monitors your cooking behaviors, your oven will turn on and off intuitively. But the innovation doesn’t stop there.
The smart home gadgets of 2022 will do everything from cooking your food to heating your home. Innovative minds created the devices, and now, they’re developing ways to make them even smarter with artificial intelligence.
Accessing the Internet of Things
If you’re a homeowner striving for a smart home, consider installing your own operating system that will power and manage your fleet of smart home devices. With the help of the Internet of Things, smart devices can communicate without relying on a smartphone or other device.
Ideally, homeowners will be able to connect hundreds of devices with a unique operating system–from smart vacuums and stoves to sensors that inform homeowners of leaky water pipes.
AR and VR
Google continues to lead the way with consumer tech devices related to VR and AR. Although, Meta (formerly known as Facebook) is getting in on the trend with their recent announcement of the Metaverse.
At the moment, most consumers purchase VR headsets for video games, but these headsets are sure to become an integral part of our everyday routines. 2022 stands to be the turning point for AR and VR in commercialized applications.
The growth of 5G
Smartphone manufacturers have been making new devices to access 5G, but not enough towers exist to allow users to maximize 5G’s benefits. In 2022, consumers can expect to see more 5G towers, increasing the need for more devices and integrative technology.
With the New Normal posing new challenges, the tech trends in 2022 will work to simplify day-to-day life and streamline communication via AI, domestic robots, and even VR. Every year is a new opportunity to innovate, and tech giants will be sure to capitalize on such an opportunity.