Smart Technology For Those With Disabilities
All smart technology, whether it's in an office, residence, or even on a marine vessel, has one thing in common; management. Management control is what makes every smart system easy to use (among all the other great qualities). Some people think smart technology is just a luxury when it’s a lot more than that. Smart technology helps make life simpler.
Especially when it comes to health. The amount of health benefits from smart technology can't be numbered. Technology has been a turning point for the fitness world for years now. Imagine having smart technology that also helps in the daily lives of the elderly or those with special needs. Guess what? You don’t have to imagine something that’s real! Yes, we already have technology that does this.
Here is a short list of smart uses of technology for the benefit of those with medical conditions:
-Smart Medication Pillboxes
Skipping pill doses and taking more than you need can be dangerous. Some people simply forget to take them, others accidentally take more than they were supposed to. These smart pill boxes can remind people to take their medications at the right times, so they never skip another medication time. They also alert people to tell them they already had what they needed for the day so there aren't any overdoses.
Detection devices that have alerts embedded in their technology are literal life savers. Home security systems, smart stoves, smart refrigerators, and more. Other devices include smart doorbells and locks that can be controlled from a remote or a phone. With these devices, people can identify the person at the door before letting them in. They're helpful for anyone that wouldn't be able to defend themselves against unknown intruders. People can see who is at the door without giving off any indication that they are even home. They can then decide if they want to let the person inside before even opening the door. The security alerts can also give off reminders to lock the door while leaving the home or office for those who rush out in a hurry.
The best feature of a smart remote is being able to limit the number of remotes in a home. Smart remotes offer hassle-free control of smart systems. Whether it’s a smart control panel or a handheld remote, smart devices can be controlled from one area of the house so that people can sit comfortably without worrying about having to get up as often.
-Smart Audio Assistants
Amazon Alexa speakers are one of the best virtual assistants! Play music, play games that keep your mind sharp, check the weather, check the time, call anyone in your contacts, even 911, check schedules, set reminders, the list goes on. We love her.
There is an endless amount of safety features that could be installed/implemented into any home or business for a simpler lifestyle!
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Coronavirus & IoT
There has been a deadly outbreak called the “Wuhan Coronavirus” that originated in Wuhan China. It has been spreading through a number of cities and other countries in Asia. Most of China is on lock down. The virus can “mutate easily and can jump from animals to humans,” which is what makes it such a fast spreading disease—it’s so fast that since the beginning of the outbreak in December, two cases of the virus have already been found in the U.S, and three cases have been identified in Europe within the last three hours.
What does this have to do with technology? Specifically speaking, it has to do with IoT. In a previous article we brought up what exactly IoT is, and its benefits. When it comes to deadly outbreaks, IoT is the reason we know about outbreaks over seas so we can prepare and control the spread. The Wuhan virus moves rapidly but thanks to IoT we can track, monitor, and hopefully prevent a further spread. These are all huge advantages, especially for this virus that has no vaccine.
The best thing that IoT does in these situations is tracking the disease. As mentioned above, the Wuhan virus is already making its way across Asia and has entered the United States, and Europe—this is vital information that is only possible through IoT. Why is it important? Is that a real question? We know that the virus is spreading through Asia, if you were planning a trip there anytime soon, you’d probably change your flight arrangements. Not that China is letting anyone in or out of China anyway, but it’s nice to know before getting to the airport.
A total of 41 people have been confirmed dead due to the virus, including the most recent 15 deaths that occurred in a single day. We only have this information because of IoT. Though it’s sad to hear, it’s necessary for a number of reasons other than “travel plans.” Stay connected, informed, and safe in real time with IoT.
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Technology is Human
Humans have always been inventive. From the first lightbulb to electric cars and everything before and in between, humans have thought, “how can we make technology work for us?” Which is the whole purpose behind Tech companies and electrical contractors, like We Are More.
Some people find “smart” automation to be frivolous and surrounded by giant dollar signs. Technology only becomes a waste of money when used inadequately. A person wouldn’t add a spare room onto their home if they had no use for it. However, if they had a relative moving in with them or a baby on the way, building a new room would be beneficial. The same goes for tech, you don’t have to be a mathematician to figure that out.
Using technology to help yourself is the goal. Just to have something for no purpose than to have it is a luxury and that’s when it can become a waste. The cool thing is that all technology is created with a purpose in mind, for a better and more efficient future. Tech is only useless when it’s not being used. The importance of technology leans highly on economics.
Tech changes so quickly that children are being trained to do jobs that don’t even exist yet. These jobs include use of technology that hasn’t even been invented with the purpose of fixing issues that have yet to be surfaced. Children born in the post millennial generation will be the smartest, most advanced, and business minded generation due to having parents who are smarter than the preceding generations and from growing up in a time where an abundance of technology already exists.
Since humans are the product creators, the predictions of future tech and advancement will always come true. Technology is man made aka a human "thing." Staying up to date and keeping your business, home, and lifestyle in the present with technology will keep you moving in the right direction. Technology effects everything we do, whether we notice it or not.
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Three Essentials for Outdoor Home Entertainment
Are you a people person? Do you like hosting cookouts or game day socials? Have you ever thought of an outdoor entertainment system for your guests? Throwing a few steaks on the grill is always enjoyable, but unless everyone is busy cooking, your guests might want something to keep their mind off the smell of good food. We Are More doesn’t just work on the indoors of homes, we’re here to help with the outdoors too.
Think “Home Theater” but outside! If you’re skeptical about weather effecting the longevity of a flat screen in the elements of your yard, opt for a projector screen instead! The projector can be covered, or the screen can be retracted when not in use. A projector is the perfect solution for movie nights under the stars, gameday brunches, or kids’ parties.
Once you’ve got the screens, move on to the tunes. Sound systems are important for any theater, but surround sound isn’t just for the big screen. Camouflaged outdoor speakers can fit into any landscape, and separate or connect to indoor sound systems creating virtual sound that follows you through any part of your home. Play background music for a quiet dinner party on the deck or crank the volume up for a summer bash by the pool. Whatever the sound level is, use outdoor speakers to keep the party flowing in/outdoors with smart audio systems.
Speaking of parties, we can’t forget lights! If you’re not the flashing neon strobe light type, don’t worry, we have other types up our sleeve. Maybe you’d like a cool blue illuminating the shrubbery along the driveway, or an ivory hue on the deck for a candlelight effect. Whatever your preference and style may be, outdoor lighting doesn’t just change the mood of your night but also enhances the look of your home.
Theater screens, audio, and lighting are all components to build the ultimate outdoor entertainment experience. If you already have one or two of these, why not complete the package? Give We Are More a call for an outdoor automation consultation!
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Samara Towers does We Are More's PR & Marketing which includes writing our blogs! She was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing. She produces content to give our audience more insight and opinions on technical solutions big and small.