WHEN HOME AUTOMATION CAN BE PUT AT THE SERVICE OF THE ELDERLY OR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY

Domotics is the set of technologies that allow the automatic management of the systems and subsystems of a house. Although it was originally designed for normal people, this technique is more useful for people with reduced mobility or PRM. A PRM is a person with a physical disability or who has difficulty moving around for various reasons: age, pregnancy…

The most indispensable devices for a PRM

When we talk about PRM home automation or technology used in the lives of people with disabilities, the first thing that comes to mind is the smart wheelchair. This is especially so when the disability is severe. Apart from giving disabled people access to the places around them, this device also makes it possible to issue a medical report in real time. The chair monitors the patient’s heart activity and temperature continuously. In the event of an emergency, an alert is immediately sent to the emergency services. Next to the smart wheelchair, the accessory that will not leave the patient’s side is the remote monitoring bracelet. Sometimes the device comes in the form of a medallion. The alert is triggered by the wearer of the device with a simple push. For some technologies, this small device can have an integrated fall detector to prevent in case of accident. The latter is really indispensable.

The most you need to have

For patients who have to take certain medications at certain times. There is a medicine dispenser to help them. The device can serve as a reminder to take the medication, and can even dispense it and make it easier to take. The medication dispenser can be controlled by voice or by programming the prescribed intervals. The best part is that the device can put the patient in contact with a doctor. A big step into the future with PMR home automation: the use of interactive robots. This little marvel makes it possible for these people to develop in a stable environment. The robot strengthens the person’s sense of self by using music, light and vibrations. And like all PMR home automation technologies, the robot keeps an eye on the patient’s physiology and immediately gets in touch with health care personnel in case of an emergency.

Other advantages of home automation

One of the first members of home automation is the connected lock. This essentially facilitates the movement of PRMs, but also ensures their safety, especially when they are alone. The control is done remotely for easier mobility. In the case of a visit, the patient can open the door without moving. The system is also equipped with a way to recognize the visitor, either visually or audibly. This depends on the disability of the patient. The locks can be operated just by a smartphone. Among all these instruments are also switches and connected sockets. These devices are wireless and can be placed within reach of the patient. Thanks to this, there are no more necessary modifications to be made in the house.

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