When electronic calendars, notes, and emails come together in one place, it’s easier to make sure everyone in the household stays organized. Even hand-written notes could be quickly scanned, posted, and filed. Facial-recognition software could activate images and information for specific household members such as – traffic or weather conditions for a specific morning commute, for example.
Visitors to Corning’s booth at CES 2016 experienced all this smart organization on a concept refrigerator with a 46-inch screen including Corning® Gorilla® Glass. With just a few swipes and taps on the intuitive interface, the picture of an entire complex day came into stunning view.
It's fabulous for food
With a smart refrigerator and RFID tagging system, it’s easy to keep track of what’s inside. A vivid display could give an accurate inventory and – with a simple command – create a grocery list that could be sent to your smartphone or directly to the grocery store.
It would even be possible to embed cameras inside the fridge, letting you quickly check on-hand supplies through your phone when you’re out.
Syncing the fridge with your fitness monitor, menu plans, or other digital health information could be a convenient way to stay on track with your health goals.
But specialty glass would take smart food management a step further. Can’t decide what to make for dinner? What about letting the fridge search and download recipes, based on food you have on hand? Or streaming a video with precise instructions for roasting that turkey?
High-resolution glass displays with superior optical clarity would make the instructions large, readable, and brilliant that would be easy to call up when you need it, and easy to close out when you don’t.