IBT publishes second edition of the Smart Products Report, a large-scale study on the use and perception of smart products

The IBT published the Smart Products Report 2022. The report, now in its second edition, is based on a representative study on the use and perception of smart products in Switzerland. It is published by Emanuel de Bellis, Jonas Görgen, and Jenny Zimmermann together with colleagues from the Institute of Marketing and Analytics at the University of Lucerne and supported by Vorwerk AG.

The Smart Products Report 2022 shows that smart products are widely used in Switzerland and are increasingly integrated into our everyday lives. Among the most frequently used smart products are smartwatches, robotic vacuum cleaners, and smart speakers. The findings also suggest that the perception of and relationship with these technologies is changing. For example, consumers perceive that these technologies increasingly take over the lead while they humanize their smart helpers by giving them nicknames.

The widespread use and positive attitude toward smart products contrast personal and societal concerns. Therefore, smart products’ future success depends on every stakeholder recognizing and addressing both, the benefits perceived by consumers and their distinct concerns about smart products.

Download the Selected Insights of the report for free in English or German.

Access the detailed Smart Products Report 2022 (44 pages and in English) here.