kitchen of the future
One example of this IoT ecosystem is Haier’s Internet of Food platform. Through the platform, a refrigerator not only stores food and keeps it fresh but also connects with other kitchen appliances, water heaters, air-conditioning systems, laundry machines, and other devices for smart cooking, housekeeping, and environmental settings. In addition, Haier’s Internet of Food integrates more than 200 resources across eight categories, allowing users to buy ingredients directly from farms and nutritionists, for example, and then track the delivery process through their refrigerator hubs. And with recipe recommendations available right from the fridge based on the user’s dietary preferences, it gives consumers control from farm to table.