Emprendimiento · 28 July 2018

Domotics is more than a resource

Por cenie
La domótica es más que un recurso - Emprendimiento, Sociedad

The best security system is one that works well and is easy to use. Perhaps this is why home automation is growing at an unstoppable pace. This technology is especially important for older people who live alone and who may want to automate their home to handle certain things and situations that they can no longer do in the best way.

For most of us, home automation is a convenience. For older people the domotics improves their life, improves their security and allows to live in house for more time. Home automation for older people includes some common domotics technologies, but also technologies that help them coexist with their unique needs.

It is true that there are many difficult and complex systems, but that does not mean that they all are. Many home automation options are actually very easy to implement and use solutions.

Simple projects can offer great benefits

With the right security system, domotics is a way to integrate everything in one place. In this technological age, people need to keep moving forward, learning and exploring. It can be very interesting to see all that you can find when it comes to automating a home and what this can contribute to the lives of many people.

Easier Home Access: Home automation can be implemented on the doors of a home by using doors and automatic locks. Many automated gates will use mobile phones and tablets. This means that someone in a wheelchair, for example, can simply use their smart device and the door will automatically open.

Comfort Control: Someone with limited mobility should do everything possible to adjust the temperature of your home if it is not automated. Domotics allows homeowners to remotely access and control the temperature settings of their home on their computer, smartphone or tablet. For example, if a senior or disabled person has gotten into bed and feels that their home is too cold, you can simply change the temperature on your phone.

Automatic sensor control: An automated home automation system with sensors can allow owners to program their lights, shadows, air conditioning and heating.

Emergency Action: This innovation, which is already common, offers a "panic" button that immediately informs your loved ones or authorities of an emergency, which usually consists of falls.

Video monitoring: for greater security, you can monitor the interior and beyond the home, including remote viewing for caregivers living outside the home.

Medication help: systems can dispense medications and particular dosages at the exact time they should be taken, including providing blockages in other medicines. This ability is particularly useful for people with Alzheimer's.

But not only that, domotics and "smart" houses are also the future as far as care is concerned. Attendees who are currently developing in Sweden, for example, can interpret environmental sensor data that monitor inhabitants' movements, blood pressure and sugar levels, as well as temperature and humidity.

Integrating medical and activity monitoring seems to be the next logical step for devices targeting this population group: a system that could not only alert if a resident suffers a fall but also if he or she is in danger of having a heart attack.

Sometimes it's easy to forget that domotics is much more than just modern gadgets. After all, almost all the products and services mentioned are. But for older adults, this smart technology represents more than just a few "toys". It maintains the promise of autonomy: to be able to stay in their homes for longer, with more security and more economically, which can completely change the rules of the game.

Under the framework of: Programa Operativo Cooperación Transfronteriza España-Portugal
Sponsors: Fundación General de la Universidad de Salamanca Fundación del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Direção Geral da Saúde - Portugal Universidad del Algarve - Portugal