Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for the Connected Home, 2018

Published: 30 July 2018

ID: G00340387

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
    • Microsupercapacitor Batteries
    • Smart Dust
    • Midrange Wireless Power Charging
    • Skin Bio Patch
    • Smart Mirrors
    • 802.11ax
    • Pet Monitors
    • Chatbots
  • At the Peak
    • Smart Robots
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • Internet-Delivered Linear TV
    • Bluetooth 5
    • Bots
    • Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
    • VPA-Enabled Wireless Speakers
    • Gesture Control Devices
    • Virtual Assistants
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Home Automation
    • Connected Home
    • LPWA
    • Computer Vision
    • Predictive Analytics
    • 802.11ad
    • Home Energy Management
    • Personal Health-Tracking Devices
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Wearables
    • Smart Fabrics
    • Customer Gateways
    • Smart Thermostats
    • Smart Locks
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Remote Medical Monitoring
    • Smart Lighting
    • 802.11ac Wave 2
    • Home Wireless Music Systems
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Internet Video
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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