Unveiled at IFA 2019 in Berlin, Panasonic’s ‘Balance of Being’ collection offers a glimpse of six near-future health and wellness technologies imagined to improve all aspects of home life and personal health.
The collaborative effort between Panasonic Design and Panasonic’s engineering teams, ‘Balance of Being’ is intended as both a research and development project, revealing several technological accessories intended to improve how we sleep, eat, and take care of our most basic human needs.
We are curious in how we engage with products and the knowledge that they can build of us and our families. How do we intersect our aspirations of a more natural world with experiences that are technologically enabled? This creates many exciting questions for Panasonic; opening opportunities for new paradigms of products and experiences that allow us to lead our lives in more meaningful ways that brings balance.
– Takehiro Ikeda, Creative Director, Panasonic Design
LIFT: A smart cooking and food maturing appliance using advanced heat, pressure, and sensor technology within the device to quickly “lift” food to its most optimal nutritional state. LIFT engages families and younger generations in cooking, nutrition, and healthier eating.
SHOT: Based on an intelligent visual analysis of health condition, SHOT uses camera sensing on the front of the device, advanced AI, combined with a selection of fresh frozen fruit and vegetables to deliver a well being experience that creates highly-nutritious, bespoke beverages to improve a person’s inner and outer beauty.
TONE: A fashion-led product that sits comfortably around a person’s neck; improving the complexion and health of their skin and décolletage using steam and LED light treatments. TONE examines the user’s neck complexion and devises a self-care regime for an optimal and personalized experience.
GROW: By understanding hair condition, structure, and providing advanced infrared light treatment of a specific wavelength, GROW identifies appropriate treatments that improves blood flow in the scalp and promotes healthy hair growth.
WAVE: A smart massaging device for the head that can be used to condition your scalp and relieve stress in various situations, at home or work. Mapping and evaluating the status of your scalp, WAVE determines the length of time, method, and intensity of the experience.
EASE: A skin care device that works while you sleep. By understanding the quality of your skin and your position whilst you sleep, EASE delivers invisible infrared lighting and fine steam to elevate your skin condition.