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Home automation to overcome disability

Home automation to overcome disability

The smart home was created to satisfy the needs of its inhabitants, combining comfort and technology to make everyday life easier. If we think about the people with disabilities, this concept is even more important: home automation significantly simplifies some daily tasks and makes them manageable by everyone.

The value of home automation cooperating with voice assistants lies in making people with physical difficulties or limitations more autonomous and independent. Sometimes a disability can make even simple activities such as lowering shutters or switching off lights more complex. And this is where technology comes into play, at the service of those who need it most: thanks to apps and voice assistants from the best smart platforms - Apple, Google and Amazon - it is possible to remotely control a series of devices and functions to manage lighting systems, temperature control, shutters and much more.

Voice commands can therefore completely replace physical switches, which are more difficult to reach, and a smart home has the advantage of being remotely controllable, so it is possible to provide support to disabled people even if you are not at home with them.

By creating automations and scenarios, these processes are even faster and more flexible: thanks to presence sensors, for example, lights can be switched on and off automatically, and with an automation linked to temperature control, the temperature can be set and adapted as required. With a single scenario, several actions can be carried out at the same time: for example, by activating the "Wake-up" scenario, it is possible to raise the shutters, turn on the heating and light up certain rooms in the house, all at once.

The aim of technology and, specifically, of the smart home, in the case of disability, is to generate inclusiveness and make accessible a series of tools to eliminate the daily challenges that those with, for example, a physical disability, have to face. The concern is therefore to increase comfort and offer more opportunities for independent management of the home, which in itself constitutes a zone of security and peace.

Freedompro has developed Easykon for MyHome and Easykon for KNX, respectively compatible with BTicino or KNX home automation systems: these devices connect the home automation house with voice assistants, and are perfect for home management by disabled people.

Easykon connects to the best smart platforms, such as Google Assistant, Apple Homekit and Amazon Alexa, and can also be integrated with Home Assistant and IFTTT: these combinations allow an optimal management of automations and scenarios, activated by voice control or with a simple touch on the smartphone.

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