Spots of danger? Yes, the house may be crowded with them for our elderly family members: The combination of a hard floor and water or even soapy water in the kitchen or bathroom can lead to slippery floors.

We’ll also talk about the effect of the temperature of the floor; Yes, the brisk morning tile chill can be dangerous. Obviously, food preparation poses its own risks in the kitchen, but there are numerous safe options. Instructions, alerts, or, in the case of an induction stovetop, a complete shutdown of the heat can be provided by smart kitchen appliances.

Naturally, the home automation and security system that drives the integration of a smart home can notify members of the family, enable video feeds to check on elderly loved ones, and do a lot more.

We’ll take a side trip into wearable technology, such as a smart sock that monitors the wearer’s gate to detect and eventually predict falls. The data is interpreted and monitored by artificial intelligence software that is distributed via the cloud to provide patients and remote caregivers with actionable information.

The new, intuitive, and intelligent home was made to help us age gracefully. It combines all of this. For these projects, the design-build team focuses on the long term to ensure that the client can age in the home comfortably. Toni Sabatino put it this way when she summed up the relationship between designers, architects, builders, and technologists: In order to create a truly “living in place” residence, we unite as a team and then become Team Client.