Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for the Connected Home, 2017

Published: 31 July 2017

ID: G00314854

Analyst(s): Fernando Elizalde


The connected home is changing how householders interact with technology. This Hype Cycle will help IT leaders and technology and service 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
    • Microsupercapacitor Batteries
    • Midrange Wireless Power Charging
    • Smart Mirrors
    • 802.11ax
    • Bluetooth 5
    • Chatbots
    • Pet Monitors
    • Bots
    • Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
    • VPA-Enabled Wireless Speakers
  • At the Peak
    • Smart Robots
    • Gesture Control Devices
    • Virtual Assistants in Utilities
    • Virtual Assistants
    • Connected Home
    • Home Automation
    • LPWA
    • Personal Health-Tracking Devices
    • Predictive Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Home Energy Management
    • 802.11ad
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • 802.11ac Wave 2
    • Wearables
    • Customer Gateways
    • Smart Locks
    • Smart Thermostats
    • Smart Lighting
    • Remote Medical Monitoring
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Home Wireless Music Systems
    • Personal Cloud
    • 802.15.4
    • ZigBee
    • TV Companion Screen Apps
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Connected TVs
    • OTT STBs
    • Internet Video
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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