Jul 03, 2015

Press Release

Panasonic to Open 'Wonder Life-BOX'with Future Lifestyles in Tokyo

Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation will open a showcase that presents future lifestyles for 2020 and beyond at the Panasonic Center Tokyo, the company's global communications hub for linking Panasonic and its customers. Called the Wonder Life-BOX, the new exhibition will be open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and Japanese holidays beginning Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Looking ahead to social challenges and megatrends to come, the Wonder Life-BOX will present a concrete vision of future lifestyles from a daily life perspective. Under the concept of "An enriched lifestyle you will admire - self-designing life and comfortable life," Panasonic proposes a lifestyle that allows people to take initiative to live a comfortable life by taking advantage of a range of community and social services best suited to each person or family based on the information collected from consumer electronics and housing equipment in the house.

Visitors will find a future lifestyle with a "Partner" that supports daily life in various aspects by connecting people and things to achieve an enriched lifestyle with both "security" and "sharing." The partner will assists people via two-way communication to ensure safe and secure living, helping to relieve anxieties such as disasters, crimes and health conditions. The Partner will also facilitate sharing of things, information and spaces that leads to strengthening of bonds among people.

While offering the latest information via the Wonder Life-BOX, Panasonic will develop new business partners and establish new business models based on feedback from customers who experienced first-hand the future lifestyles in the showcase. Further, by inviting key persons from different fields, technical seminars with a focus on a specific social challenge will be offered in the future. In doing so, Panasonic will continue to pursue "A Better Life, A Better World" for each and every customer and strive to create new businesses for the future.


Wonder Town
You can easily obtain information about stores and products by simply holding your mobile terminal against signage and lights in the town. You can order products on the spot or enjoy clipped information at home. Thus, information connects the town with a person's home.
In a futuristic home, the Partner supports daily life by assisting people via two-way communication. As a go-between to connect people and things in various aspects, the Partner will ensure security, protecting from anxieties such as disasters, crimes and health connditions. The Partner will also facilitate sharing that strengthens bonds among people. (Collaborated by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.)
Entrance (A connecting area to be opened toward a local community)
- Residential Hydrogen Infrastructure
The household energy system using environmentally-friendly, highly-efficient hydrogen enables people to secure energy at home, which provides a sense of security in any situation.
- Interactive Community
The Partner presents topics that will arouse common interest among people gathering together to spark their conversation. In a time of disaster, information on the damage to houses and local community will also be provided.
Kitchen & Living Room (An active space to expand possibilities)
- My Professional Kitchen
Through dialogue with the Partner, the range of cooking can be expanded from simple recipes using the ingredients found in the refrigerator to professional-level creative dishes.
- My Favorite Living
Locations and movements of family members are detected so that screen images may be enjoyed in various ways, such as on a tablet in hand, on a table, and on a wall surface. The Partner will also help check hidden spots of the house including house conditions.
Bathroom mirror and Bedroom (Relaxation space for health and beauty)
- Sleeping Quality Check & Comfortable Sleep Services
Every day, the Partner manages the condition of your body during sleep based on data from various sensors. When you wake up, it will tell you what the weather is like and the information you clipped in the town so that you can start your day smoothly.
- Smart Healthcare Navigation
Just by standing in front of the mirror, the Partner will not only check the condition of your body but also understand how you feel. When you look tired, the Partner will arrange uplifting lighting and background music for you.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.715 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2015. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global

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