Luxury Technology Show: How MOEN Personalizes Showers, Faucets

Written by Alfred Poor

Alfred Poor checks out Moen’s MotionSense faucets and ioDIGITAL systems that personalize your faucets and showerheads. Nice way to get wet. Video, analysis. — How do you get your hands wet without getting the faucet dirty? Moen has the answer with its line of Moen MotionSense faucets. The company has brought plumbing fixtures into the 21st century with this intelligent hardware, which I checked out at the Luxury Technology Show in New York City.

Moen MotionSense faucets use motion detectors, allowing you to turn the water on and off with just a gesture. You can also hold a cup under the spigot, and the water turns on. Take the cup away, and it turns off. And you can still adjust the temperature and flow the old fashioned way, by using the physical handle.

Brad Crozier, a Moen senior product manager, told me in an interview that Moen’s MotionSense faucets result from its in-depth studies into how households use faucets on a daily basis. For example, Moen’s ioDIGITAL system lets you preset your favorite adjustments for multi-headed shower installations. Digital controls allow you to decide which shower heads to use, the strength of the water flow and the ideal temperature you’re after.

Moen even provides a remote control so that you can turn on the shower from your bed — using your individual preset — so that it is all warmed up and ready for you by the time you reach the bathroom. Our review team will be taking an in-depth look at this tech in the near future.

In the meantime, check out the aNewDomainTV-produced video interview I conducted with Moen reps in New York at the Luxury Technology Show. It’s below.

Video: Alfred Poor for aNewDomain/shooter Al Green, exec producer Justin Webb for aNewDomainTV

Building intelligence into something as simple as a kitchen faucet can make it easier to perform daily tasks. Now you can do the dishes with a wave of your hand.

For, I’m Alfred Poor.

Based in bucolic Bucks County PA, Alfred Poor is a senior technologist here at A 30-year tech journalism vet, he’s internationally renowned for his coverage of displays. He is easily distracted by shiny, sparkly gadgets and that’s why he is covering consumer tech for us, too. Contact Alfred at, follow him @AlfredPoor and find the +Alfred Poor Google+ stream here. Alfred also is a professional speaker, a bluegrass musician and a sailor. Check out his LinkedIn profile for more.