The cleaning industry has grown significantly over the past few years with smart technology innovations. As smart homes are becoming more popular, smart technologies are being implemented to save time and money while improving safety for families. After the Covid-19 outbreak, several cleaning inventions have enhanced how we clean up after ourselves and our families, while also being more efficient and cost-effective.
The following three innovations will be taking over smart homes in 2022: UV-C disinfection, innovative cleaning, and smart technology. Here’s what you need to know about each of them:
1. UV-C Disinfection
Innovations in ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection have been popping up all over the place recently, from cell phone chargers that kill bacteria on contact to desk lamps that zap germs from a distance.
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, or UV-C disinfection, uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to destroy microorganisms. UV-C tech has been used in hospitals and other facilities for years to kill bacteria and viruses. Now, it’s also being implemented in homes as a way to keep them clean.
UV-C disinfection works by sending out a high energy wave form called electromagnetic radiation which kills living organisms through direct exposure or chemical reactions caused by the radiation.
These smart appliances are becoming increasingly popular because, when used correctly, they kill up to 99.99% of viruses and bacteria without the use of harsh chemicals. However, most UV-C disinfection devices are not reliable and potentially dangerous to use due to poor design and low-quality materials.
Wolven Industries, a defense engineering firm, has developed a handheld LED-based UV-C surface disinfecting device to solve this problem and offer something easy and safe to use and even more powerful than the other devices on the market.
Thanks to careful engineering, its design imitates a focused laser effect which increases the intensity of the light it emits. Moreover, infrared sensors will contribute to higher safety levels, help prevent incorrect use, and ensure that disinfection has occurred.
2. Innovative Cleaning
Innovative cleaning technologies are taking smart homes by storm, and smart home owners will only see more options as time goes on. In fact, smart home appliances are projected to double in smart homes in 2022.
Innovative cleaning methods don’t only come in the form of new smart appliances, but also in the form of other household products we already use.
The method known as steam cleaning has actually been around for centuries, but it’s becoming more popular than ever due to the development of innovative cleaners that are a lot more efficient and less time-consuming.
Other smart alternatives to traditional methods include smart vacuums that deep clean by tracking all surfaces, and smart microfiber towels that not only give you a streak-free shine but also eliminate germs.
3. Smart Technology
As smart homes grow in popularity, smart technology will be increasingly used to optimize smart appliances. For example, smart technology helps smart home owners track their energy use so they can save money on electricity bills, smart thermostats keep your house cool when you’re not at home, and smart refrigerators keep track of the fridge’s content.
Among these smart devices, one which has been around for a few years are AI family assistants. These machine-learning programs gain popularity as their purpose is to facilitate daily household needs.
However, the concern about data collection and data storage to external cloud servers is understandably high. Wolven Industries aims to innovate the AI assistant industry, too. It is currently working on a patent for an AI family assistant, which will allow the user to have control over their privacy. You can learn more about it here and stay updated about tech inventions and learn more about the work and mission of Wolven Industries here.
Smart technology also includes smart sensors that connect smart appliances in a network. It was estimated that by 2025 there will be more than 77 million homes with smart systems in the US and 1 out of 5 of the world’s households will own smart home technology by 2025.
Household cleaning products are getting “smarter” with the incorporation of UV-C disinfection, innovative cleaning methods, and smart technology such as AI family assistants that connect smart appliances in smart homes.
According to research, the popularity of smart home appliances is only expected to grow. Innovations in the industry include smart products with smart technology sensors, which facilitate the ability to track energy consumption and make smart appliance recommendations.
Which of these innovations are you going to implement in 2022?