Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for the Connected Home, 2016

Published: 25 July 2016

ID: G00290473

Analyst(s): Fernando Elizalde


The connected home is changing how householders interact with technology. This Hype Cycle will help IT and business leaders and technology providers assess levels of risk and maturity, and understand technology trends and opportunities in this market.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • Smart Mirrors
    • Long-Range Wireless Power Charging
    • Ambient Experiences
    • Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
    • 802.11ah
  • At the Peak
    • Gesture Control Devices
    • Connected Home
    • Home Automation
    • Personal Health-Tracking Devices
    • Wide-Area IoT Networks
    • Predictive Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Home Energy Management
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Smart Locks
    • Smart Thermostats
    • Home-Area Network
    • Wearables
    • Mobile Sports and Fitness Ecosystems
    • Intelligent Lighting
    • Short-Range Wireless Power Charging
    • Customer Gateways
    • Home Wireless Music Systems
    • Personal Cloud
    • Video Visits
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • Super Wi-Fi
  • Climbing the Slope
    • TV Companion Screen Apps
    • Ambient Displays
    • Bluetooth 4
    • Over-the-Top Set-Top Boxes
    • ZigBee
    • Internet Video
    • Connected Televisions
    • 802.11ac Wave 1
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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