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Home automations for older people and people with disability

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Authors Home Modification Information Clearinghouse
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Audience Industry
ISBN 978-0-7334-4017-5
DOI 10.26288/61b7f36d20462

“Home automations” or “smart controls” for the home can be very useful for older people and people with disabilities with mobility limitations and/or are sensitive to environmental parameters, such as high/low indoor temperatures, lighting, etc. This factsheet aims to present the main categories of home automations that can be particularly useful for older people and people with disabilities and describe some considerations for their installation, in new or existing homes.


Table of Contents

What can home automation assist with

Technical requirements

Activation of smart controls

Security risks

Funding for purchasing and installing home automations

Where can I find more information?


Specialist Review Panel

NameOrganisationPanel
Andrew ChiaAssistive Technology AustraliaIndustry
Kris LefflerHarvey NormanIndustry
Cheryl SladeLifetime SupportIndustry

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