The integration of smart devices collectively has amalgamated into something what we call ‘smart homes’ now. Smart devices have a host of benefits – apart from being super efficient, quick and of course smart, these devices have proved to be extremely beneficial for people with disabilities. But what aspects of these smart devices make them so suitable for the disabled? Let’s have a look:
The smart devices aren’t rigid – they’re flexible and can be modified and programmed according to the requirements and needs of every person. This makes these devices apt for all types of people, spanning across different age groups. Even when it comes to the disabled, the degree and kind of disability vary from person to person – and the smart devices are just best, as they can be adjusted according to the needs and requirements.
Ease to use:
While creating smart devices, the designers and makers of such devices keep in mind one simple thing – the device has to be so simple to use that even a child can handle it. And what’s better than such easy to use devices for disabled people? The easy commands, buttons, commands – are all sorted and easy to understand, making life a lot easy for everyone.
The new-age smart devices are capable of taking cues from non-verbal commands too – so those who are unable to speak or express with voice, these devices are equipped to handle such cases too. Amazon Echo is leading in the non-verbal commands, and it has proved to be beneficial for those with cognitive impairments which leave them unable to speak.
Security becomes a major concern, especially when it comes to the disabled people – the newest technology that brushes away all the security concerns associated with the disabled. Smart doorbells, smart locks – all are efficient enough to keep your believed ones in a safe and secure environment – even when you’re away from home.
Although the cost of these smart devices is enough to burn a hole in the common man’s pocket, many charities out there are ready to help equip disabled person’s homes with smart technology. For ordinary person’s homes, the smart technology can be applied in required parts of the home, but with disabled people, the entire home has to be equipped with fully functional smart devices – which increase the cost. But thankfully, some organizations are pitching in to help the disabled persons and their families.