Haier's interactive transparent prototype fridge. Photo: AFP
Chinese brand Haier has unveiled its vision for home appliances of the future, including a transparent, interactive fridge, at this year's consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.
The innovative transparent interactive refrigerator revealed by Haier at IFA is currently in the prototype stage. The tall fridge boasts a tactile screen that, upon contact, becomes transparent, allowing the user to see its contents without having to open the door.
Items placed inside the fridge can also be registered to the device therefore allowing it to track information such as expiry dates and allowing the fridge to essentially manage its own stock.
In addition the fridge can also offer recipe suggestions based upon the ingredients registered as inside.
Other consumer electronics brands including Miele and Panasonic are also expected to unveil intelligent devices at this year's IFA (open to the public August 31- September 5) where "smart home" is expected to be one of the year's biggest consumer home trends.
In 2011 Samsung caused a buzz at CES when the electronics company showcased an interactive refrigerator that could tweet memos to members of the family.