The 10 pieces of tech people want in their bathrooms

Posted: 6th Apr 2018

If you could pick one accessory for your future bathroom, what would be your must-have item?

It seems many of us are looking forward to the day when technology takes over our bathrooms.

A survey, conducted by 1,100 consumers on DigitalBridge, revealed consumers are mainly looking forward to bringing technology into their home. In fact, 46 per cent believe this will have the biggest impact in the bathroom, perhaps driven by the fact that 68 per cent considered their bathroom to be outdated.

The research found augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) both featured on people's wish lists, while a further 16 per cent would like an in-shower voice which would allow them to add any bathroom essentials they've run out of to their shopping list.

"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 ground-breaking new bathroom products is high, so the race is on for suppliers to innovate quickly in order to take advantage of this captive audience."

The top 10-bathroom innovations consumers would like are:

1 A face recognition system

This would automatically be able to adjust the water temperature and pressure to suit your personalised settings.

2 A hovering drone mirror

You could then style the back of your hair with ease.

3 An in-shower voice device

As you start to run low on essentials such as shampoo and toothpaste, they can be added to your shopping list.

4 An AR simulator

This would show how a hairstyle could look and then provide a step-by-step guide on achieving it.

5 A pep-talking mirror

This would sync with your personal calendar to provide advice on outfit choices.

6 Three taps

This would put an end to struggling between hot and cold, with a third tap which would be 'just right'.

7 A dressing machine

This would choose your outfit and then dress you.

8 A full body air-dryer

This would save having to mess around with a towel.

9 A height-adjustable sink, toilet and mirror

This could be moved up and down depending on who was using them at the time.

10 An ambient display

This would give you the added benefit of making a cup of coffee and answering the doorbell from the shower.

Survey data courtesy of DigitalBridge