Whenever washing machines and dryers suddenly start talking to each other, Shawn can’t be far away. Our IoT hero shows what Connected Dry is all about, what role the Internet of Things plays in it, and how we can save ourselves a lot of time in the household of the future.
As the washing machine said to the dryer…
When he suddenly pours coffee over the white shirt of his friend Mark, it quickly becomes clear that Shawn is up to something. He uses a wash and dry process to demonstrate the amazing potential of the Internet of Things. Thanks to i-DOS, for instance, the washing machine can tell from the type of textile, the amount of soiling and the weight of the laundry, exactly how much detergent and water are needed. The detergent and fabric softener chamber only needs to be filled once beforehand; i-DOS then automatically takes care of the dosage. With Connected Dry, the washing machine sends detailed information to the dryer about the precise amount of laundry and its moisture content — and the dryer immediately selects the ideal drying program. That not only results in a brilliantly white shirt, but a new form of communication — making life at home in the future even more comfortable.
Connected conversations — and not only in the laundry room
Today’s washing machines and dryers can already talk to each other — and ceramic hobs and extractor fans can be connected as well. When Shawn asks Amazon’s Alexa to make him a cappuccino, it’s all based on the same principle. The aim is to use an app to control as many household appliances as possible — and to unleash the full potential of communication. The dishwasher orders tabs from Amazon automatically, and if Shawn is out shopping and happens to forget how many prawns he has left in the fridge back home, his app simply takes a quick look inside it. We can take care of all kinds of household tasks with just one swipe of the app, which gives us more time for the beautiful things in life — Live #LikeABosch.
An i-DOS-capable washing machine saves 38% more detergent and thousands of litres of water per year compared to a conventional one.