Cloudwash is a prototype connected washing machine.
Aside from the fact that it’s connected (yay!), it also tackles the interface / input mechanism. Every time whenever I’m in front of the washing machine I find myself guessing which setting to use: “40-60 mix? Cotton? Jeans? Color? What about colored cotton? And aren’t jeans made from cotton? Blue’s a color too, right? Urgh!”.
So yes, washing machines are complicated – see Washing Machines for Men for example – and Cloudwash tries to simplify it along the way of making it connected (viz. their first vs. their second prototype).
And remember kids:
On the Internet of Things nobody knows you’re a fridge.