Starts at 60: For many of us as we get older, our wish is to remain living independently in our own home for as long as possible. As we live longer and healthier lives, staying in your home for longer is becoming a more and more realistic goal. With the help of technology, tens of thousands of Australians over-60 can expect to live independently in their home much later in life.
Aged care and home care providers such as Feros Care are making investments in the sort of technology that will help you live in your home for as long as you can. The technology, which includes smart home integration and wearable devices, is finding its way into the homes of more and more over-60s. Feros Care’s LifeLink General Manager Anthony Bacon said assistive, smart technologies were improving the independence, safety and health of older Australians who want to live independently in their home for as long as possible. Cont'd...
Business Insider: Smart home speakers like the Amazon Echo and the Google Home have been thus far positioned as novelty personal assistants, but this could soon change. The Wall Street Journal reports that both Amazon and Google are looking to integrate a voice-calling feature to the speakers, adding valuable functionality for users and giving the tech giants more insight into users' home lives.
If the companies manage to launch the feature, it would impact not just the smart home experience, but the mobile one as well. Cont'd...
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Grace Bowden for Retail Week: Dyson has launched a new research and development facility in Singapore dedicated to integrating artificial intelligence technology into its products.
The electricals brand, which opened its first UK retail store last July, has invested $412m (£331.7m) in the research facility, which opened this month.
The brand’s new facility, called the Technology Centre, features working labs where research and development teams will focus on expanding the use of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices across the business’ product range, as well as developing its use of AI.
Speaking at the launch event, founder James Dyson said: “Almost every product can benefit from AI – lighting, purification, cleaning — everything that you see in a room needs artificial intelligence.” Cont'd...
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Craig Bretzlaff for IoT Evolution: All homeowners are concerned about protecting their property against burglars and break-ins, especially those in the luxury market. Home automation is quickly becoming a reality, allowing individuals to control certain aspects of their home through the simple click of a button on an internet-connected device. Since security guards and video camera surveillance can significantly increase security overhead, smart homes can offer a way to lower those costs while still maintaining a keen eye on one’s property.
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