How smart home products empower users with disabilities

By |2017-10-23T10:04:11-05:00October 23rd, 2017|

Smart home products are often marketed for their convenience, but the technology also can help people with disabilities become more independent. Smart home products are objects connected via Wi-Fi or a different technology to other things in the home; they can be controlled remotely by a touch panel or an app on a device. Smart [...]

What lies beneath: the smart home that wears its technology lightly

By |2017-10-09T14:11:38-05:00October 9th, 2017|

Picture a tech-savvy home and you will probably envisage a slick, white cube where the blinds whirr up at a preset hour and sensors turn on the shower. But a smart home doesn’t have to be robotic and flashy. “We wanted to use technology to make life easier,” says Gigi Sutherland of the home she [...]