Most seniors want to stay in their own home rather than move into a facility. Using smart home technology makes living independently possible.
What can Smart Home Technology do?
With Environmental Controls you can control
- Cell Phones
- Ceiling fans
- Entertainment Systems
- Open Doors
What types of controls will I use with Smart Home Technology?
- Voice Activation
- Motion Sensors
What is Assistive Domotics?
Assistive Domotics is an area of Smart Home Technology that specifically focuses on assisting seniors and people with disabilities.
Diane Cook, lead researcher for Washington State University Smart Home Project states “Individuals don’t want to leave their home even if they live in a rural area and don’t have easy access to health care or family members. They still will not leave their family home. Studies show that when they do – particularly against their will – that move is often followed by cognitive and physical decline.”
What are some things that Assistive Domotics and Smart Home Technology do?
Motion sensors and Bluetooth sensors can locate individuals and objects
Sensors can be placed on:
- Medication Bottles
With the use of GPS technology you or a family member can track, locate and log all activity from a sensor.
Assistive Domotics can contact Emergency services
With the use of sensors, voice activation or panic buttons, emergency services can be alerted
Security and Safety with Assistive Domotics and Smart Home Technology
Using video to monitor the inside and outside of your home, you will know if someone has come in or out, or if your family member is moving around inside or outside the home. Video feed can be monitored remotely by family members and caregivers.
Assistive Domotics for Visual and Hearing Impaired
Devices can alert people with visual or auditory impairment.
- Carbon Monoxide detectors
- Smoke detectors
- Door alarms
- Door bells
Assistive Domotics uses alerts and reminders
- Alerts individuals of upcoming homecare appointments
- Dispense specific medication and prevent other medications from being taken at the wrong time
- Turn off the stove or coffee pot.
Smart Home Technology and Assistive Domotics specialists can help you choose and install the technologies that will make you and your aging or disabled loved one comfortable and safer at home.
Use our Provider Locator Search to find a Home Modification Specialist who can help you with Smart Home Technology and Assistive Domotics.