A year of relentless lockdowns, social isolation and financial instability has sparked a second global pandemic of mental health issues that is set to outlive the coronavirus itself. The new trend report, The Future of the Home, produced by Aritco and Springwise, explores some of the latest domestic innovations that can help support our wellbeing in these trying times.
The report includes an app-controlled lightbulb that ensures a good night’s sleep by creating a customised circadian schedule that mimics the light of sunrise and sunset, helping users to fall asleep and wake up naturally. It also features a new health monitoring system that fits under your mattress and uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to track heart rate, breathing and sleeping patterns. With lockdowns severely restricting travel and creative interactions, The Future of the Home report unveils innovations that focus on our mental wellbeing – virtual travel tours to explore distant lands; an AI music therapy platform that picks tracks to sooth our moods; and an augmented reality tool that helps us visualise paintings, photos, prints and furniture in our homes prior to purchase.