The Ideas Factory is an online community seeking to build credible evidence about how technology can enhance the lives of people with lifelong disability. This knowledge and information will come from sharing lived experience, practice-based evidence and research.
The types of technologies include assistive technologies and medical devices, software, processes as well as enabling environments that can assist people with their rehabilitation and to live well in the community. We are interested in off-the-shelf technology that is not yet fit for purpose, as well as the creation of bespoke technology to meet individual needs.
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Home automation allows you to control household items using technology. With the use of a home automation system, you can control elements such as lighting, temperature, entertainment systems, appliances or home security systems. Such devices include a Google Home, an Alexa, or Apple Home.
In the HabITec Lab, we have the automation device Google Home. This device allows you to speak commands to interact with google assistants programmed throughout your home. You can control the lighting – dimming and brightening different lights, change the temperature in different rooms, and control entertainment devices by speaking simple commands to the Google Assistant.
Find out more about this innovative technology in the Home Automation Starter Pack by Maggie McCusker (see attached PDF).
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