IFA NEXT – The global Innovation-Hub of IFA
This year future technology from Japan is one of the main features of IFA NEXT: As a Global Innovation Partner this high tech nation is presenting startups, research facilities and innovative enterprises.
The “House of Smart Living”, a model for interconnected living, demonstrates the use of artificial intelligence in a smart world. Voice-controlled devices can learn their users’ habits and can automatically set up all the installations in the home accordingly.
“Smart Living” is a term that applies to many other trends at IFA NEXT. Wireless charging systems are now capturing an increasing share of the cordless home appliance market. Intelligent systems for air purification, voice-controlled coffee makers and systems for enhanced security and fire protection are other fascinating highlights.
Robots as home helpers, entertainers or as hardware for making learning fun are also among the trends at IFA NEXT, along with such new developments as self-driving mini-transporters. Mobility in the future will also include light, two-wheeled vehicles. IFA NEXT presents innovative transport devices, including e-mopeds and e-scooters.
A brilliant item of sports equipment demonstrates the links between fitness and virtual reality. Wearers of VR glasses can fly through space and time, using their whole body and exercising all the fibers in every muscle.
Digital health is another major topic. Clothing fitted with sensors helps to prevent postural defects or dehydration, while special glasses for light therapy or hypnosis promote a sense of well-being.
The first of the main themes for the IFA NEXT Innovation Engine have already been chosen, with a program of lectures and discussions on two centrally located stages.
The 8k Panel focuses on the media of the future. How will the media world respond to the latest generation of high definition TV displays? In addition to extreme pixel resolution, what are the key roles played by other quality parameters? What distribution channels can meet the demands of this new quality level, enabling 8k to be enjoyed in the homes of the future?
The Housing Industry Conference focuses on smart living in interconnected cities. The emphasis is shared equally by aspects of technology, economics and the quality of life.
The Future Network 5G panel will be discussing various use scenarios, network characteristics, installation road maps and the range of available terminals.