Future Smart Homes

Today’s homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to investing in future smart homes that make life easier when they’re in their homes. However, many of those technologies could make people healthier, too.

Smart Speakers Fit Busy Lifestyles and Provide Health Assistance

The Amazon Echo and the Google Home are two of the leading smart speakers on the market. These gadgets do numerous things that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. For example, some of them sync with third-party services and give information about diseases, medications, and exercise daily. Those speakers can also give suggestions about new healthy recipes to try. They can also simplify adding health-related obligations like doctor’s appointments, gym classes, and group mental health therapy sessions to a schedule.

Smart Light Bulbs Could Reduce Falls

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that over 800,000 people get hospitalized annually for treatment due to fall-related accidents. Many of those incidents include associated fractures and complications from head trauma. Falls are particularly common in older people who may have reduced balance. However, people of all ages can fall, especially if they’re trying to walk through poorly lit or completely darkened areas.

Some intelligent light bulbs on the market are compatible with the smart speakers listed above. They allow a person to speak a voice command to turn on a light. Others have motion sensors, and they light areas as soon as people walk into them. A thoroughly lit area cuts down on the likelihood of not seeing rugs, toys, pets or other things that could pose falling hazards.

Smart Thermostats Provide the Temperatures Needed for Optimal Health

Turning your house into a smart home is easier than you might expect. The first step many take is to install a smart thermostat. Sometimes, they decide that the current setup is too old and requires too many repairs. In that case, a smart thermostat could be one component of a larger heating and cooling system that only needs occasional routine maintenance.

Research also shows that keeping your home at the right temperature has numerous advantages including energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint. Concerning health benefits, you and your family could find you have more restful slumbers. Plus, temperature plays a role in stimulating your body’s metabolism for burning calories and regulating blood sugar.

Get Health Advice Before Going to the Doctor

Many people only become aware of health issues at their annual physicals, especially if they don’t have associated symptoms. However, technological advancements suggest it won’t be long before people could own smart home items that alert them about possible health problems in advance. For example, you might look into a smart mirror and hear the device say you look pale.  Or you may also use a smart toilet that analyzes your urine for abnormalities.

Future Smart Homes Help You Sleep Better

Did you know that there are so many ways humidity can impact your sleep? For a humidifier to actually work for you at home, you need to first turn it on. And believe it or not, more often than not, people tend to forget to turn humidifiers on. If that is a case with you, why not invest in a smart humidifier for your home?

There are tons of smart humidifier sensors out there that monitor the air and automatically turn the humidifier on for you. With these little gadgets, you can go to sleep without worrying about humidity levels dropping down.

And the best part about this is that sleep makes you feel good, and when you feel good, you look good too.

Cook Smarter with Smart Home Technology

You’d be amazed at how much voice-controlled assistants like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home can help you around the house. Believe it or not, voice assistants are especially helpful in the kitchen. Imagine cooking something that involves your hands getting dirty. What if you need a question answered about a recipe you are trying? You can’t just use your smartphone with your hands all busy.

This is where voice-activated smart home technology comes in handy. Just say the word to Google Home or Amazon Echo and let them find the answer to your burning question for you.

And that’s not all, these voice assistants also help you add items to your never-ending grocery list, making your meal planning easier than ever.

Monitor Your Kitchen

There are even some futuristic technology devices that allow you to monitor the conditions of your kitchen remotely. This is especially helpful when you are cooking something that requires a lot of time. When was the last time you made something that required slow cooking? How many times did you have to get up from your coach and check the status of that lamb roast you’re cooking for dinner? These smart home devices actually make it easier for you to check such things remotely.

Smart home technologies can already do a lot to keep you healthy. They’ll likely become even more advanced too, so it’s worth keeping tabs on what the future holds.


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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