Technological advancements and smart gadgets stereotypically feel as if they’re geared towards consumers of a younger age, but smart home technology is ideal in serving the older generation and people with disabilities. Smart technology enabled interventions in the home, from voice-controlled thermostats to smart vacuums, have the capability of making a lot of easier.
Here are 4 smart home technologies, ideal for the elderly and disabled people:
Smart Controlled Heating and Lighting
Lighting and heating control can become a burdensome task for the elderly and those with limited mobility, with the help of smart thermostats and voice-controlled lighting, this can become less challenging. Thermostats can now come with touch screen or voice-controlled technology, enabling the change of temperature throughout the house with just the touch of a screen. Controlled lighting has now become a major staple point for modern homes but can become a helpful addition for those less mobile, allowing the use of a simple app to control the lighting in each room.
Apart from housing fresh food, smart fridges can keep track of expiry dates, reorder food shortages from your preferred supermarket using Wi-Fi and even display what’s inside the fridge. The fridge doors also have touch screen monitors, which can serve as a reminder and message board.
Smart Vacuum Cleaners
Cleaning the home involves a lot of movement, which for some can be an impossible task to complete. Now with the help of smart vacuums, users can sit can back and watch as the vacuum cleans for them. With the help of built in cameras and sensors, the smart vacuums are programmed to follow your homes surface area automatically, or controlled using a remote app. There are also smart lawnmowers which can cut lawn, easily controlled via a smartphone.
Smart Home Central System
Smart home systems are the future, especially for the elderly and those with limited mobility. With the help of a smart home set up and a phone app or touch screen monitor, users can safeguard their homes and control the functionality of each room. Depending on the system opted for, users can carry out tasks like locking and unlocking doors, monitoring activity outside and inside the home and even control music and sound in specific rooms. Smart home hubs allow complete control with easy access.