Many people are known to the concept of things converting into ‘smart things’. This concept is related to the Internet of Things. Some objects are built with the ability to connect to the internet, making it ‘smart’. This is possible with many things like your watch, refrigerator, car, and many more.
What are Smart Homes?
Smart homes are home-based set-up, through that set-up, you can remotely control your network-connected devices from anywhere. A smart home has all its devices connected to the internet, allowing it to control multiple functions like setting the temperature, playing songs, changing the lighting condition, and much more. It is also known as Home Automation and Smart Building. This states that the technology in your house can help control your house remotely.
A smart home is equipped with multiple smart apps, these apps are interconnected with each other and can be accessed by your mobile devices like a cell phone or tablet, or other smart devices. These apps can be used to perform various tasks in your house. E.g., you can play any song of your choice, change the temperature of air conditioning, turn on or off devices, and many more tasks. These smart home devices work on machine learning technology and continuously learns about your choices and display results based on your preference.
Applications of Smart Home Technology
Smart home technologies are mainly divided into the following divisions: bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, comfort, security, lighting, and sanitary. We are going to give a few examples based on the real-life usage of home automation devices according to their divisions.
Imagine waking up in the morning and you went to take your shower, your shower will be already at a perfect temperature based on your regular choice. After that, you can pull out your attire that is already ironed in your smart dresser. Moving further towards your morning routine, your coffee will be ready and poured just how you like it from your smart coffee maker.
Your fridge will automatically detect what is missing or on which things you are low on and will automatically add those items to your shopping list. Your smart home will detect when you leave the house and will automatically turn off the lights, activate the security system, and will lock all the doors and windows. You can have a check on your pets and kids via smart security camera set-up whenever you need to.
Future of Smart Homes
In the past few years, there have been many wonderful innovations in the world of smart homes that mainly focus on healthcare. Many studies say that smart homes will be an integral part of our lives and mainly health care. Smart homes can become an important part of our healthcare system.
- Teleconsultations and virtual visits for patients.
- Hospital-based management services for minor illnesses.
- Patients can get medical health care at home.
Smart homes are no doubt the best technology can offer to ease human life, but the main challenge here is to develop elderly user-friendly technology because they often find technology difficult and at the end of the day all these healthcare technologies are being developed for them only, so it should be easy to use for them.