Written by IEEE | December 8, 2015 | Updated: April 3, 2017
For many homebuyers, the kitchen is the focal point of the home. Prospective owners scope out everything from countertops to cabinet hardware, and now Ikea has upped the appliance ante with a new, innovative approach to induction.
Induction is having its moment right now and IKEA found a way to evolve the latest craze in cooktops to bring cooking back into the kitchen. The cooktop, which is really more table by appearance and stove by function, has been dubbed the Table for Living, and was recently demoed at EXPO Milano 2015.
Unlike a typical induction surface, the Table for Living actually blends together induction heating and computer vision to help you with the step-by-step assembly of a recipe, from measuring ingredients to coaching you through the cooking process with the necessary instruction to become a confident cook.
The Table for Living represents just a sliver of the smarthome landscape, and while Ikea thinks forward to the year 2025, we’re hoping this smart solution comes to market sooner.