Smart Home Spotlight Shifting to Health and Wellness – Dealerscope

As consumers continue to integrate connected devices and services ever more deeply into their day-to-day lifestyles, they are beginning to bring the same expectation and desires to their health and well-being. 

The smart home is becoming the healthy home, and this is particularly true when it comes to the senior living sector, as the preference for “age in place” has increased dramatically in recent years.  

Add to this the fact the U.S. population is getting older. Presently, there are roughly 50 million Americans over the age of 65, according to the U.S Census Bureau, and that number will rise sharply over the next decade. By 2030, the Census Bureau estimates there will be 78 million Americans over the age of 65 – that means one in every five residents of the U.S. population will be retirement age. 

Health & Wellness Tech 

While most of the headlines surrounding the smart home/smart tech space have been centered on how the technology was making home life more entertaining, more fun, and more energy-efficient, it’s time to make room on the marquis that it is also helping people live healthier lives. 

Health and wellness have now become a major factor for builders and technology integrators, as well as homeowners. There are a plethora of smart home devices that put the health and well-being of the homeowner top of mind. 

Among the categories that are clearly pushing health benefits over all else are: 

Voice Control 

Voice command is no longer simply about having Alexa settle a few arguments or play your favorite songs. Today, smart speakers can control other smart devices in the home so turning on lights, running the smart vac, controlling the temperature…even placing online orders, can all be done simply via voice command.  

As a voice-controlled home automation systems company, knows all about how using AI-driven voice commands to control all the devices in a home is about more than just convenience.  

“Voice control offers an elegant solution for those who may have challenges with mobility or poor vision. Why risk getting up to adjust a light switch or a thermostat, and risk falling in the process, if someone with these sorts of limitations doesn’t have to? Voice control mitigates risk for the elderly and will enable them to live independently for longer than they would otherwise,” explained Co-Founder and CEO, Alex Capecelatro. 

Let There Be Circadian Light 

Smart lighting today is all about how the color temperature of the lights adjusts naturally to keep your body in its natural rhythm. The pitch here is that smart lighting can touch every part of the homeowners’ lives in some very positive ways. This fairly new trend in home lighting is also called Circadian lighting or Human-Centric lighting and represents an entirely new approach to lighting design.  

The technology’s ability to simulate daylight and dusk and develop a deeper connection with the outdoors claims to help reduce stress as light has a big effect on our circadian rhythm and regular lighting interferes with this. This can ultimately cause myriad health problems. Human-Centric lighting is programmed to give you the correct amount of light at the correct color temperature to work in harmony with your circadian rhythm instead of against it.  

“The objective of Human-Centric Lighting is to enhance the human experience, in …….



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