Popular misconceptions hold that older people are worse at using modern technology. Beyond just being ageist, this misconception is factually untrue. Most seniors embrace new technologies, and love finding ways to make their lives easier by incorporating the newest advances in technology. A great example of this is the advent of smart home technology.
Smart Home Technology
What is Smart Home Technology?
Smart home technology is any home tech that can connect to a smart hub in order to be controlled by a central virtual assistant. Examples of this include Amazon’s Echo line of devices, powered by their Alexa virtual assistant. Another example is the Google Home line, powered by the Google Assistant.
Why is it Perfect for Seniors?
It’s no secret that it can be harder to get around as you get older. So why not use the newest technology to make your home more accommodating? You can use a smart light bulb to automate your lights. Just say “turn on the living room light.” A smart oven can be voice-controlled to pre-heat the oven for you. A smart fridge can re-order essentials for you when you’re running low, so you can’t forget to pick them up.
Comfort Meets Safety
As we age, it’s important that our own homes remain comfortable for us. Beyond that, it’s also important that they are safe for us. With smart home technology, if you fall and can’t get up, you can use your voice to alert the authorities. If you think you forgot to lock the door, you can do so with your voice and a smart lock.
The potential to make your home safer and more comfortable for yourself is limited only by your creativity and which smart devices you put in your home. Make your space your own: embrace the newest technology and make your home your castle, with your very own virtual assistant and appliances that react to your every command.