Top 10 bathroom innovations people would love to have in the future

From facial recognition technology to in-shower voice recognition…

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Many of us feel our bathroom is outdated, in terms of design and style, and lacks modern technology.

In fact, new research has found that 68 per cent of people think their bathroom is old-fashioned and would like to see new innovations in this room of the home in the next 10 years.

The survey of 1,100 consumers by technology company DigitalBridge revealed the features people would love to see most in the ‘bathroom of the future’, with automatic facial recognition technology topping the list, with 18 per cent of people choosing this feature. This innovation can immediately turn on the user’s preferred lighting or water temperature variables when entering the room.

New and groundbreaking innovations, such as augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) were also included in the top 10 list of technologies desired. The research further showed that 16 per cent of people said they would like to have an in-shower voice device to enable them to add bathroom essentials to their shopping list when they are running low.

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‘As outlandish as some of these innovations may sound, they’re actually not far off being a reality,’ said David Levine, CEO of DigitalBridge, said.

‘Breakthroughs in AR and AI are steadily making their way into our homes through devices such as Amazon's Alexa and software such as Google's ARCore and Apple's ARKit.

‘Clearly, consumer appetite for groundbreaking new bathroom products is high, so the race is on for suppliers to innovate quickly in order to take advantage of this captive audience.’

Top 10 bathroom innovations consumers would love to see in the next 10 years

1. A face recognition system which automatically adjusts water temperature and pressure to your personalised settings.

2. A hovering drone mirror which allows you to style the back of your hair with ease.

3. An in-shower voice device that allows you to add shampoo, toothpaste and other essentials to your shopping list when they are running low.

4. An augmented reality (AR) simulator that shows how a hairstyle could look on your head and provides step-by-step instructions on how to achieve it.

5. A pep-talking mirror that gives you advice on your outfits based on a link to your personal calendar.

6. Three taps – one for hot, cold and ‘just right’.

7. A dressing machine that chooses your outfit and dresses you.

8. A full body air-dryer.

9. A height-adjustable sink, toilet and mirror that moves up and down depending on who is using them.

10. An ambient display which allows you to make a cup of coffee and answer the doorbell from the shower.

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