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2017 ESX Innovation Award for Digital Health/Well-Being Systems

2017 ESX Innovation Award for Digital Health/Well-Being Systems

Essence has won the ESX Innovation Award for Digital Health/Well-Being Systems. It is the third year running that Essence has won the award, this time for the company’s new Care@Home Active groundbreaking mobile PERS solution. The win highlights Essence’s continued focus on excellence and innovation for aging-in-place technologies that enhance seniors’ lifestyles and safety. Unlike traditional ... Read More
 
Connected Living Devices on the Rise: Consumer Expectations and Concerns

Connected Living Devices on the Rise: Consumer Expectations and Concerns

Recent reports show that in 2016 consumer adoption of connected home devices experienced a huge leap forward. IHS Markit estimates that 80 million smart home devices were purchased by consumers last year, a 64% increase over 2015. According to ‘2016: Year of the Smart Device’, a consumer survey commissioned by PlumChoice and the Z-Wave Alliance, ... Read More
 
Age Plays a Role in Consumer Expectations about Connected Home Technologies

Age Plays a Role in Consumer Expectations about Connected Home Technologies

According to a Gartner report, by 2022 a typical family could own more than 500 connected devices in their home. Regardless of how precise or optimistic these predictions may be, it cannot be denied that connected home technologies are gradually becoming a reality in our daily lives. Until now, due to the nascent market, it ... Read More
 
Connected Living Trends to Come

Connected Living Trends to Come

Like any young industry that is just beginning to take off, the Connected Living market is constantly evolving and changing at a very fast pace. We can see a clear example of its continuous adjustments and improvements at the events and exhibitions we attend throughout the year, for example at CES, an event that provides ... Read More
 
Connected Home Tech Brings Security and Convenience Together

Connected Home Tech Brings Security and Convenience Together

Much has been written about how new connected home technologies have blurred the barriers between home automation and home security. The Connected Home is a powerful combination of both. The benefits of intertwining security and automation result in its numerous advantages: daily life convenience, peace of mind and even energy saving while also helping the ... Read More
 
On the Road to Mass Market Adoption: Helping Consumers Understand the Value of Connected Living Technologies

On the Road to Mass Market Adoption: Helping Consumers Understand the Value of Connected Living Technologies

We are closer than ever to making the connected home a reality for millions of households around the world. We have the means and the technology to make that possible, there is just one thing missing, and that is mass market adoption. At present, connected living technologies, such as a smart thermostat, are seen by ... Read More