It’s a Swedish tradition by HUI Research to declare Christmas gift of the year.
Once again it is a smart electronics tool, the Robotic Vacuum Cleaner.
It’s a tradition. Even the Museum of Scandinavian Culture, begun in 2011 an ongoing documentation about HUI Research’s The Christmas Gift of the Year Award. HUI Research donate one item of each Christmas Gift of the Year to the museum.
The Robotic Vacuum cleaner is motivated like this:
”Technology evolve and the robotization of work life influences more sectors and more people for every day. In Sweden there is a massive interest in homes and interior design. Many Swedes renovate and refresh their homes, and this is driving business in furniture, construction materials as well as electronics. Cleaning is something most people would like to avoid, and if the Swedish household deduction RUT reduces as planned for 2015, more people will look for new solutions to simplify monotonous cleaning chores. The robotic vacuum cleaner fits the concept and can be used by any household to free up time for family, friends and recreation.” writes declares HUI research.
One of the criteria for the yearly ”award” is to represent the times we live in
”We have been talking about smart homes for decades, but until now we haven’t really been able to say that they are actually here. Innovative technology drives robotization in society and, with the time pressure everybody senses today we are searching for tools to facilitate the everyday life. The robotic vacuum cleaner combines the trends of everyday life services with the trend of home and living.”
HUI also noticed an growing interest in robotic vacuum cleaners last year but not until 2015 have we seen a boom in sales.
|The following products have been announced as Christmas Gift of the Year:|
|1988||The Bread Maker||2002||Cook book|
|1989||The Video Camera||2003||Cap|
|1990||The Wok pan||2004||LCD TV|
|1991||The CD Player||2005||Poker kit|
|1992||Video game consol||2006||Audio book|
|1993||Perfume||2007||The GPS Receiver|
|1994||The Mobile Phone||2008||Experience|
|1995||CD disc||2009||The Bed of Nails|
|1996||Internet access||2010||The tablet|
|1997||The electronic pet||2011||Pre-packed bag of groceries|
|1998||A video game||2012||Headphones|
|1999||Book||2013||The Juice Extractor|
|2000||The DVD Player||2014||The Fitness Band|
|2001||Tool||2015||The Robotic Vacuum Cleaner|