You must meet your mother before you leave. Maybe her health is not the best, and she occasionally forgets an appointment. You probably know that in your day it was mostly young people who got excited about the smart home. In the meantime, even the older generation has realized that connected functions offer them benefits. They can live much longer in their own four walls instead of having to move to a nursing facility. That’s beneficial not only emotionally and financially, but also in terms of health, as various studies show. Instead of arranging a move, our smart home consultant only had to make a few adjustments. Fortunately, installing additional applications is easier and more cost-effective today than ever before. And because of social change, that’s also urgently needed. Did you know that there will be more and more old people worldwide?

Many of the functions are based on artificial intelligence. The devices learn your mother’s daily habits over time and notice any deviations. For example, the system knows how long she normally goes for a walk. If she is noticeably late coming home, I receive a message. Believe, that really puts your mind at rest. The digital assistant also reminds my mother of her doctor’s appointments, and if the weather is cold, the smart front door reminds her to put on a coat. Do you see the small wooden box in the hallway? That’s actually a little robot that reminds her in the morning to take her pills and issues them in the right combination. Should the situation get worse, we could also imagine getting a personal-care robot.