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Smart Home, Healthy Home

The Integration of healthcare and home automation is life-changing

Smart Home, Healthy Home

We’re just beginning to realize the extensive benefits of home automation. For years, we’ve recognized the elegance, convenience, comfort and safety aspects of an integrated home, but we’re learning now that those attributes are just the tip of an enormous iceberg. Today’s smart home can aid the disabled, monitor the ill and afford our Lone Tree community the opportunity to stay in our homes longer.

It wasn’t so long ago that baby monitors hit the market. Anxious new parents could breathe a sigh relief while carrying the walkie-talkie-like device around from room to room. And then…baby cams splashed onto the market and suddenly we could watch over them day and night. Flash forward and now we can check in on every room of our home via our smart devices anytime, anywhere. We appreciate the convenience and peace of mind that brings in terms of home security or even keeping watch of our pets, but imagine the comfort of being able to watch over an elderly parent.

Healthcare, Automated

 

Modern healthcare is continually finding innovative ways to take advantage of our connected homes, allowing people to remain in comfortable, familiar surroundings longer. Automated, simple-to-use devices can remind an elderly person to take their medication or instruct an autistic individual how to prepare a meal.  Healthcare providers can be alerted when an Alzheimer patient opens a door or when a diabetic’s glucose monitor sounds. For an added measure of security, automated lighting can also be triggered as a visual cue in the event that an audible alarm is missed.  Visual prompts can also be life-enhancing for the hearing impaired and elderly.

 

Alexa, Reduce My Stress

 

The introduction of integrated voice control devices such as google Home and Amazon Alexa, has opened up a whole new realm in home healthcare. Individuals that may otherwise be unable to physically or mentally operate a touch panel or control device can now gain control of smart appliances, home entertainment and security devices, affording them greater independence. 

 

Home automation, especially voice-controlled devices, also have a positive impact on our mental health. Multiple medical studies from various academics from Rutgers, University British Columbia, and Stanford have concluded that individuals who feel a greater sense of environmental control demonstrate increased optimism, motivation, and have been shown to have lower risk for psychopathology. That research extends to a homeowner’s ability to be “in control” via their smart home, accessing features that reduce worry and, therefore, stress levels.

The life-saving stories are many and we can each likely envision a scenario where voice control, remote monitoring, automated lighting, cameras, and door locks can make ours and our family’s life easier, healthier and more gratifying. Innovative technologies continue to transform our lives and home automation, initially thought to be purely a luxury, has become a wonderful, life-changing tool. Healthcare, along with our homes, keeps getting smarter and smarter.

 

Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Smart Home, CEPro

Health Care in Home Automation Systems with Speech Recognition and Mobile Technology, American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER)

Digital Doctors: Home Automation is Redefining Healthcare, Collective Evolution

5 ways tech is changing retirement, Ameriprise Advisors

Smart Lighting: A Home Solution with Lots of Health BenefitsControl4 blog

Home Automation Planning guide for Individuals with Autism Control4

After Son’s Diabetes Diagnosis, IoT Exec Sees Big Role for Home Automation in Disease Management, CEPro

How Alexa's best skill could be as a home health-care assistantCNBC

Video link for image: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2017/08/09/techs-healthcare-ambition-amazons-smart-devices-double-as-health-care-assistants.html