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A Smart Home

Posted in Design by kmtom on June 27, 2009

One thing that I’ve always been fascinated in is how we can integrate technology into our homes to make doing things around the house easier. One thing I’ve always thought about is having a sound system with speakers in every room. Going beyond that to the future you have devices that monitor things you do in the home and the status of different things. For instance, a device that knows what is in your refrigerator to help you with your grocery shopping, or as this video of the Smart Home shows, a recipe suggester.

Ever since the movie Smart House was shown on The Disney Channel, these technologies have really fascinated me. Although the things in this video are not the most high tech, they do seem feasible at this point. I also like how a lot of the technology is designed for the elderly or disabled, allowing people to live more independently.

Smart Home video