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<ul><li><p>internet of caring things</p><p>trendwatching.com april 2014 Trend briefing</p><p>Why consumers will embrace connected objects with a clear mission: to actively care for them.</p></li><li><p>consumers dont care about the internet of things.Okay, most of them dont.</p><p>All too often, the Internet of Things looks like this.</p><p>The Samsung T9000 is a wifi-enabled </p><p>smart fridge that allows users to Tweet via a </p><p>touchscreen embedded on the door. It retails for </p><p>USD 4,000.</p><p>Is tweeting via a fridge the next wave of the </p><p>social web? Our bet is no.*</p><p>* We know, yet another bashing for smart fridges. Which innovator will nail the smart fridge that truly serves the eternal need for useful information and greater convenience?</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 2</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>Lets focus on people for a minute.</p><p>At heart, human beings have a set of unchanging, </p><p>fundamental needs and wants. Just a few:</p><p> Physical health</p><p> Mental wellbeing</p><p> Safety and security</p><p> Connection to loved ones</p><p>Consumers will lavish love and attention on </p><p>products, services and experiences that unlock </p><p>new ways to serve these (and other) imperatives.</p><p>In 2014, then, consumers will embrace a network </p><p>of connected objects that does just that. An </p><p>INTERNET OF CARING THINGS.</p><p>What do consumers care about?</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 3</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>INTERNET OF CARING THINGS A network of connected objects brought to life by a clear mission: to actively care for consumers their physical and mental wellbeing, homes, loved ones, and more.</p><p>DEFINITION</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 4</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>The INTERNET OF THINGS is happening now. And its only going to get bigger.</p><p>1. some numbers</p><p>WHY NOW?</p><p>In 2005, there were 2.5 billion connected </p><p>devices, most PCs, smartphones, tablets. By </p><p>2020, there will be over 30 billion connected </p><p>devices, most not PCs, smartphones, tablets.</p><p>100 things are coming online every second.</p><p>(GARTNER, NOVEMBER 2013)</p><p>(CISCO, JULY 2013)</p><p>2005</p><p>2020</p><p>2.5bn</p><p>30bn</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 5</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>Four forces are paving the way for the explosion of the INTERNET OF THINGS in 2014.</p><p>2. technologies converge</p><p>WHY NOW?</p><p> Cheaperandmoreefficientwirelessconnectivity</p><p>chips. Making it viable to add connectivity to more </p><p>objects, from toothbrushes to bike locks.</p><p> rising adoption of cloud storage means more </p><p>consumers will have a place to put all the data that </p><p>the INTERNET OF CARING THINGS will create.</p><p> Ultra-precise geo-location now allows a </p><p>consumers physical location to be known with </p><p>ultra-precision (Apples iBeacon, part of iOS7, </p><p>allows location to the nearest centimeter): a </p><p>necessary condition for some interactions with the </p><p>INTERNET OF CARING THINGS.</p><p> Thecrowdfundingrevolution. All kinds of objects </p><p>are being made smart; consumers can choose the </p><p>winners.</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 6</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>These changes are driving the demand for a network of CARING objects, designed to protect and assist people in their daily lives.</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 7</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>At last, smart objects that put people first.</p><p>caring objects</p><p>THE RESULT?</p><p>The INTERNET OF CARING THINGS means </p><p>connected objects that serve consumers most </p><p>important needs: physical and mental wellbeing, </p><p>safety, security, oversight of loved ones, and </p><p>more.</p><p>Youre probably already familiar with the </p><p>innovations that have blazed an early CARING </p><p>trail. The nest smart thermostat*, niKe fuelband </p><p>and fitbit, for example.</p><p>But now, the INTERNET OF CARING THINGS will </p><p>evolve in exciting new directions.</p><p>Check out the examples below divided into five </p><p>categories of CARING for a glimpse of these...</p><p>* Indeed, just after we first wrote about this trend in December 2013, Google placed a USD 3.2 billion bet on it with their purchase of Nest Labs. Signal enough that this is a trend worth following? ;)</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 8</p><p>https://nest.com/thermostat/life-with-nest-thermostat/http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/nikeplus-fuelbandhttp://www.fitbit.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>INTERNET OF HEALTHY THINGSEXAMPLES</p><p>Connected objects that weave self-tracking through daily life will supercharge self-improvement of fitness and </p><p>physical wellbeing.</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 9</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of heaLThY THINGS</p><p>cuptimeChinese smart cup allows users to track hydration levels</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 10</p><p>http://www.demohour.com/projects/336784www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of heaLThY THINGS</p><p>athosSmart fitness suit tracks and visualizes muscle activity</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 11</p><p>http://www.liveathos.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of heaLThY THINGS</p><p>stir Kinetic DeskSmart desk tracks health data and encourages activity</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 12</p><p>http://www.stirworks.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>INTERNET OF MINDFUL THINGSEXAMPLES</p><p>Stressed, time-poor, over-stimulated consumers will expect the INTERNET OF CARING THINGS to attend to their </p><p>mental wellbeing, too.</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 13</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of MinDfUL THINGS</p><p>neuroonSmart sleep mask increases productivity by promoting power napping</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 14</p><p>http://www.intelclinic.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of MinDfUL THINGS</p><p>VigoWearable device tracks and optimizes individuals alertness</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 15</p><p>http://wearvigo.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>INTERNET OF SAFETY THINGSEXAMPLES</p><p>Physical safety is one of the most fundamental human needs. Now, a network of CARING objects can unlock new </p><p>ways to serve it.</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 16</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of safeTY THINGS</p><p>SkullySmart motorcycle helmet helps eliminate blindspots using cameras and an HUd display</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 17</p><p>http://www.skullyhelmets.com/heads-up-display-helmet/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of safeTY THINGS</p><p>nestgoogle buys smart home appliance manufacturer for USd 3.2 billion</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 18</p><p>https://nest.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>We obviously offer much more </p><p>than monthly Trend Briefings...</p><p>Your complete trend and innovation solution.</p><p>introducing our 2014 Premium service</p><p>Find out more</p><p>2014 Trend Report</p><p>Trend Framework Innovation Database</p><p>Industry Updates Apply Toolkit</p><p>Monthly Updates 1-page Trend Handouts</p><p>1</p><p>2 3</p><p>4 5</p><p>6 7</p><p>http://trendwatching.com/premium/gopremium/</p></li><li><p>INTERNET OF SECURITY THINGS</p><p>EXAMPLES</p><p>A truly smart network of connected objects means enhanced oversight and control of valuable or cherished </p><p>possessions.</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 20</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of secUriTY THINGS</p><p>the cricketSmart bike alarm automatically sends cellphone notifications</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 21</p><p>http://b45h.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of secUriTY THINGS</p><p>goji smart LockSmart lock sends picture alerts to cellphone</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 22</p><p>http://www.gojiaccess.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>INTERNET OF FAMILY THINGS</p><p>EXAMPLES</p><p>Supercharged oversight of the physical world doesnt only apply to possessions. It will also help consumers stay </p><p>close to their loved ones.</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 23</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of faMiLY THINGS</p><p>ToymailTalking toys allow parents to send voicemails to kids</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 24</p><p>http://toymailco.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of faMiLY THINGS</p><p>MotherSmart device monitors home and family</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 25</p><p>https://sen.se/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>inTerneT of faMiLY THINGS</p><p>t.JacketSmart jacket lets parents give remote hugs</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 26</p><p>http://www.mytjacket.com/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>NEXTWhat does the emergence of the INTERNET OF CARING </p><p>THINGS mean for brands?</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 27</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>When consumers live amid their own personal network of caring objects, they will naturally ask: how are brands using their inTerneT Of Caring THingS to look after me in store, online, during delivery, and more?</p><p>1. heightened expectations of care</p><p>NEXT</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 28</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>life amid an inTerneT Of Caring THingS generates an avalanche of data: on daily movements, mood, sleep, and interactions with the home. Who will help consumers enhance their lives by drawing actionable insights out of their datasphere?</p><p>2.Newdata</p><p>NEXT</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 29</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>The data created by a network of Caring objects means fresh grounds for concern over privacy. is the inTerneT Of Caring THingS the phenomenon that finally brings the privacy issue home to most consumers?</p><p>3.Risingprivacyconcerns</p><p>NEXT</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 30</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>a network of connected objects means a network of upgradeable objects and that means a shift away from the standard purchase, use, discard consumption model.</p><p>4. UPgraDia</p><p>NEXT</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 31</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>The internet of Things doesnt have to serve the deep human need for care there are plenty of other fundamental needs and wants it can serve, too. go ahead: claim your own internet of Things!</p><p>5. internet of _ _ _ _ _ _ things</p><p>NEXT</p><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 32</p><p>www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>The inTerneT of caring Thingswww.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things 33</p><p>http://trendwatching.com/trends/consumertrendcanvas/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/www.trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things/</p></li><li><p>1. 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