Future of Home Automation (market research)

Reportlinker Adds The Future of Home Automation NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The Future of Home Automation [mHealthTalk comments and emphasis added] http://www.reportlinker.com/d0105687542/The-future-of-the-Home-Automation-Industry.html Introduction This [$2,875] report examines how consumers and governments are creating a booming market for “smart home” devices. It analyzes the companies, Read More …

Smart Home Technologies For Mature Homeowners

New research by The Hartford and The MIT AgeLab reveals their Top 10 Smart Home Technologies For Mature Homeowners (press release below). They conducted joint research to better understand which smart home technologies may benefit homeowners over the age of 50 and get their perspectives on smart home technology. This research involved an extensive review of new smart home technologies by Read More …

What’s new in Smart Home technology?

By Alex Lane (original article: What is a Smart Home? Samsung’s NaviBot S can clean the low places) The original Smart Home device has to be the Teasmade, and the textbooks say that a smart home is one that uses home networking technology and your internet connection to automate and simplify everyday living. It’s the use of networking and broadband connections Read More …

Will Healthcare Lead The Future of Smart Homes?

As a technologist, futurist, mHealth advocate, and past Home Systems consultant, I’m a fan of embedded technologies that make products smarter and easier to use, especially those that improve healthcare, but I side with “Smart Home” skeptics and add my own comments after this press release. – Wayne Caswell, mHealthTalk editor The Future of Smart Systems By 2020, experts think Read More …

10 Hot Home Automation Trends

10 Hot Home Automation Trends The latest buzz when it comes to managing and controlling your home. by Lisa Montgomery, from Electronic House, November 11, 2010 Home automation, or home control as it’s also called, is constantly changing. And like most technologies, it improves with age. It gets smarter, less expensive and easier to use each year. We’d be remiss Read More …

Be Secure Again with Home Security and Automation

Secure Again — Elliot Caleira’s Story I thought I heard something moving outside. Grover, my dog, makes noises out there often because he loves hunting squirrels and running through bushes. But this sound was more subtle and disturbing. I called out to Grover, and he came running, but the noise continued. At the time, I didn’t have a security system and Read More …

The Smart Home Mess

I often write about Smart Home technologies that can help seniors or people with disabilities live independently and safely at home, but I also criticize the media and marketers for their excessive hype and for ignoring the smart home mess. The Smart Home Mess Today’s posting is my response to, an excellent article by Stacey Higginbotham, published yesterday in FORBES. The most insightful Read More …

The Elusive Smart Home

With the annual Consumer Electronics Show starting next week, the news media is filled with marketing hype about the elusive Smart Home market, which is nearly as misdirected today as it was in 1957. Watch this video of the RCA-Whirlpool® Miracle Kitchen and ask how many of those products you can buy today. Whirlpool was wrong 58 years ago when it introduced Read More …

Home Automation and Home Health Care

How Home Automation Can Change the Home Health Care Industry By Spencer Blohm In-home care is one of the biggest growth industries of the last twenty years. It makes sense; elderly folks don’t want to be chained down to a nursing home, and an in-home care aid gives them independence without sacrificing their health needs. However, in-home care aides and family Read More …

Apple to enter Home Automation market?

Apple, Home Automation & Smart Aging by Stealth guest article by Joseph F Coughlin, Director of the MIT AgeLab The word on the street is that Apple is set to announce a major foray into home automation next week at its annual developers conference. As noted by other analysts, Apple’s move into the home coincides with similar investments made by Read More …

WSU shares Smart Home technology with the world

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a National Science Foundation grant to share their “smart home in a box” technology with 60 institutions and scientists around the world in what will be the largest-ever installation of such home monitoring systems. The collaborators will develop their own monitoring projects in Read More …

Apple and The Future of Homebuilding

Can Apple influence the future of homebuilding?  I’ve long been critical of SmartHome marketing hype, and I’ve not been a fan of using speech commands to control home devices, but a Forbes article last week got me thinking and inspired today’s posting. (See Here’s How Apple’s Siri Will Control Your House Under HomeKit Program.) Apple Understands Accessibility Homebuilders can learn Read More …

Apple TV 2.0? — If I were Tim Cook

Will there be an Apple TV 2.0? Apple, if you’re listening, here’s some free advice from my decades of Digital Home experience that I don’t mind sharing, since you’re not likely to hire me at my age, and I really do want an enhanced Apple TV. Yesterday, Business Insider wrote that you have an ambitious plan to take over the home, but Read More …

The Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH)

By Wayne Caswell, Modern Health Talk Founder & Senior Editor The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services is promoting the concept of a Primary Care Medical Home, also referred to as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) or Healthcare Home. It’s described as a new business model that holds promise for improving health care in America by transforming how primary Read More …

Home Automation Shows Promise for Seniors, but HomeKit Isn’t the Answer – Yet

By Beth Kelly Home automation has been a mixed blessing for senior citizens and those who provide their care. Individual assistive technologies and comprehensive smart home “ecosystems” are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and they’re more capable than ever of understanding older user’s needs and capabilities. The development of comprehensive home technology platforms – such as Apple’s HomeKit and Google’s Home – has Read More …

Caregivers and the “Smart” Homes of Tomorrow

This article features comments I posted on a James Holloway article about Smart Homes of Tomorrow, where automation is based on sensors and learned intelligence that encompasses any device providing automatic control of home functions. Systems most likely to be automated are: lights, thermostats & home appliances; television, video & music systems; security alarms &  monitoring systems; and home health Read More …

Smarter Homes for Home Healthcare

Smart home technologies can anticipate needs and make tasks easier or automatic. They’re not just about high-end new homes, proprietary technologies, and professional installation. They’re about comfort, convenience, entertainment, energy management, communications, pet care, surveillance, and security & health monitoring. And you can often install them yourself, starting with the simplest of applications. Your Coffeepot – I bet, if you Read More …

A Guide for Disabled Homebuyers

Fulfilling the American Dream: A Guide for Disabled Homebuyers by Christin Camacho, PR & Content Manager, REDFIN, a next-gen real estate brokerage Having a home to call one’s own is a giant milestone millions of Americans strive to achieve. Becoming a homeowner brings with it a sense of pride and accomplishment, but the process of becoming one can be intimidating. Read More …

101 MiniTrends in Health Care

“What the Hell is happening to health care?” “And is it an Opportunity or a Threat?” Insights by Wayne Caswell, Founder of Modern Health Talk. An awful lot has changed in just the last few years and even more will change in the near future, with the aim of reducing (or at least containing) our health care costs. What’s behind Read More …

Digital Health at CES 2016

EDITOR:  The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest trade shows and conferences in the world, with well over 150,000 attendees, including more than 30,000 international attendees from 140 countries. Each January they come to Las Vegas, NV to see the latest tech products from over 3,000 exhibitors or showcase their own. Nowhere else on earth can you see and experience so much in Read More …