During a career spanning 30 years, Steve Saunders, Senior Technical Manager at Triton, has seen a number of shower trends come and go. But with the digital bathroom industry evolving more rapidly every day, what can we expect next? Steve Saunders talks exclusively to Kb-network all about the upcoming trends and what he would like to see in the future.
“It is no exaggeration to say that technology is now shaping every aspect of our lives, changing the way we interact with the world and even raising our expectations of domestic appliances. From toilets which do more than flush, to the introduction of Alexa, an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon, the demand is growing for intuitive products which better understand our individual needs and help to make everyday life easier. It comes as no surprise therefore that we are also seeing this trend filtering through to our bathrooms.
For example, the ability to pre-set temperatures and flow rates to meet the specific needs of family members is already here, with further futuristic features such as voice controls and Bluetooth applications also on the way. These will enable homeowners to simply touch a panel or speak to built-in software to change the settings. Music attachments for showers are even making an appearance, and when it comes to the next generation of tech-savvy consumers, nothing less will satisfy. Personally, I am looking forward to the day when I can ask my shower to not only switch itself on to deliver the perfect pre-set temperature, spray pattern and flow rate, but also play my favourite music all at the same time. They say a shower is the best place to start the day, and could it get any better than that first thing in the morning?”Triton | tritonshowers.co.uk