The technological trends of June 2020 highlight several innovations in interactive live streaming, home monitoring systems, vending machines and more.
Here are 5 tech gadgets from June 2020:
Home air monitoring
Awair Glow C is a plug and play device for the smart home. It offers users the ability to keep interior spaces fresh and clean. The unit works as an air quality monitor. Helps keep an eye on the indoor environment of your home by detecting humidity, temperature, toxic chemicals and allergens in the air. The device also works as an intelligent socket that allows you to set up a series of automations with the devices connected to it.
Smart box for keys
The Bluetooth cassette ImLockbox is a safe solution for individuals, landlords and tenants that allows you to entrust the house keys without the need for in-person interactions. The lockbox is protected by 128-bit encryption and can be used in many ways, to protect keys or small objects. Among the technological gadgets of June 2020, this perhaps best describes the contactless trend we are preparing. Users can easily access the lockbox with their smartphone or a password, they can also share access with other authorized persons. In smaller versions, or with similar systems, it could be extended to cars allowing them to be shared without having to physically pass keys.
Fashion shows (and sale) in live streaming
All over the world we are looking for a new approach to retail, distribution and live events. My agency also contributed by organizing the first online food event in Italy. Fashion-related events, which experiment with online versions, fall within this framework. An example? The first Fashion Week in live streaming, in Shanghai. Over 150 brands and designers participated in the virtual event, which took place on Tmall, an online sales platform.
On the opening day of the Shanghai Digital Fashion Week, millions of spectators connected by watching the parades and ordering tons of clothes.
Concept for mixed reality environments
At the dawn of what could become the age of smartworking, Facebook is reinventing the future of work with its mixed reality workspace concept. Facebook envisioned “a flexible and infinite workspace” that offers greater freedom beyond the constraints of a physical screen. The interface imagines an experience that allows people to easily switch between real and virtual experiences, while blending intuitive and familiar inputs like a keyboard and mouse with new hand-tracking methods. I talk about it better here.
Automatic vending machines for PPE
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is no longer just for healthcare professionals: citizens are also an active part against the spread of the virus. Vending machines are being set up, veritable "safety stations" to offer essential devices. Selecta's initiative started at Zurich airport and at Brussels railway station. The vending machines house face masks, wipes and hand sanitizers.
The managing director of Selecta Belgium Tim Goossens he says: “Our economy is slowly rebooting. This is why it is important to respond to the changing needs of our customers and these products and services allow us to do so. The Safety Station allows access to PPE 24/24 in an easy and safe way. "