Considering how much time we spend in our homes, a home that supports good health should be our first priority. The next step in the evolution of smart homes will transform our living spaces into health hubs–smart, connected; responsive environments that will help us improve our wellness and optimize our performance in every aspect of life. It is exciting to see how smart homes are playing an emerging role in addressing challenges of lifelong health and wellness. As smart homes continue to help us live healthier, better, more fulfilling lives, bringing together multiple perspectives will be critical in creating meaningful impact on people’s lives.
Homes of the future will help us create better, healthier, more dynamic lives.
Connected solutions for the home will soon “disappear” into the living environment. As a result, it is important to consult with architects, urban planners and medical professionals, in addition to technology experts developing the software with which we will interact on a daily basis.
Home Automation Lets You Track Your Fitness with Ease
Thanks to wearable fitness trackers, counting your steps and monitoring your sleep has never been so effortless. That’s because these devices are designed to make sure your health remains a top priority. Trackers like the Fitbit log your daily activities, monitor your heart rate, and store your information in the device’s dashboard so you can manage your activity level at all times of the day. Other wearable devices such as the Apple Watch and Samsung’s Gear Fit are also designed to sync with your home’s smart devices for total control.
Take Charge with Voice Activated Video and Audio Systems
Another way you can avoid the fitness center crowds and long wait times and still reap the same rewards is through home entertainment automation. You’re likely familiar with the many ways home automation can help with your entertaining needs, but what about your fitness regimen? Televisions such as Samsung’s Smart TV and voice recognition remote controls like the Universal Remote give you the freedom to activate your video and audio systems at the sound of your voice to follow fitness demonstrations like yoga or Pilates in the comfort of your home at a time that works for your schedule.
Smart Kitchen Appliances Mean Smart Eating
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be stressful or time consuming. That’s because numerous companies have begun to automate their meal cookers and other appliances to simplify the culinary process and give you more free time outside of the kitchen. Small appliances like the precision cooker from Anova are programmed to connect to Wi-Fi and include an LED display that keeps you informed of the current water temperature so that you can monitor your meal’s progress from any location.
Another smart kitchen gadget is the Smart Oven, which works alongside other automated devices like the Nest Learning Thermostat to automatically pre-heat your oven so that your meal is ready to be baked when you arrive home. It also has the ability to clean itself and has sensors to indicate whether the temperature or timer is set correctly. Best of all, this appliance programs itself based on the recipe you choose to use. Convenience features like this can help you curb unhealthy snacking and impulsive meal choices when hunger strikes.