Home Automation: The New Path to Freedom and Independence for those with Disabilities
The Next Steps
|Belkin WeMo switch|
One of the easiest ways to automate literally any electrical item in your home is with the Belkin WeMo Switch. Simply plug the appliance into the switch, which in turn, plugs into the wall. From there, you can use the company’s app to control all the devices connected to switches in your home. Being able to remotely monitor and automate all the appliances in a house means those with disabilities and their loved ones will no longer have to worry about the stove or a curling iron being left on, which could potentially be fatal. It offers freedom for those with disabilities and peace of mind for their loved ones who are able to digitally “check in” on them.
|iRobot from Roomba|
Cleaning can be physically impossible or even dangerous for the disabled. Anyone with a disability may find it hard to reach the gutters, mop the floors, and clean their yards, among other chores. Robots can perform a wide range of tasks that maintain a home—the most famous of which, the iRobot from Roomba, does all the sweeping and vacuuming on its own without any intervention from its owner. One of the most dangerous activities a homeowner can do is clean their gutters. How many times have we heard horror stories about someone falling off the ladder and breaking a bone or worse? The Looj 330 takes that completely out of the equation with its gutter cleaning robot. This area is ever-expanding and recently saw the addition of some window washing robots as well.
This blog post was written by Emma Bailey. Emma is a blogger in the greater Chicago area with a keen interest in technology, astronomy, and anthropology.
Thanks Venkat for posting such an amazing post. It really do half of the work of us. Smart home automation system is the most needful thing in our busy life.
At CES this year was the smart watering controller, Blossom (http://myblossom.com/the-app/). Using wi-fi and Powerline technology. There is an app (android and iOS) that lets you adjust the amount and frequency of watering. There is also up to a 30% water savings.
Yes its new path of freedom. please check Buildtrack Smart Home Automation Kit to control Home Appliances from anywere.