GfK: the interest for Smart Home is growing



GfK has recently held a research that shows people interest in 11 leading-edge technologies, from 3D printing to augmented/virtual reality to Internet of Things. According to what emerged by GfK survey, IoT seems to be one of the most appealing technology for consumers: half of people internationally believe that smart home technology will make an impact on their lives in the next few years, compared to just a third who say the same for wearables. Among the top five smart home applications, at an international level, the most interesting areas of smart home technology applications for consumers are ‘security and control’ and ‘energy or lighting’ (55 percent and 53 percent respectively), while ‘entertainment and connectivity’ comes third (48 percent). ‘Health’ and ‘smart appliances’ are neck and neck in fourth place at 43 percent each