A European press tour group watches as tour guide Flora Peabody Goldthwaite unlocks the front door remotely on a mobile device. Ringing the front doorbell sends an alert to the device, including an image of the visitor to the device, which enables the home owner to open the door remotely. The device authenticates the home owner using a thumb print. It also provides location-based information, such as the fact that a plant in the area needs water.
The Microsoft Home explores technology that might enhance life at home in the next five to ten years.
Since 1994, the project has served as a launch pad for new ways of thinking about technology’s potential impact on people’s daily lives
The Microsoft Home simulates a domestic environment including a front door, entrance hall, kitchen, family room, dining room, entertainment room and bedroom.