The first generation of wearable technologies was mostly focused on health-related applications. But now they have expanded into other areas including fashion, sports, entertainment, etc. This trend will continue because people want more convenience from their gadgets. They don’t want to carry around bulky devices anymore.
So this new wave of wearable technology is not only about health care; it also includes the home industry. This article will be looking at how you can keep everything in your home under control including that shower faucet set in your bathroom with Wearable Technology. It will cover smart homes and wearables that are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Let’s get started!
Smart Home Technology: The Basics
A smart home is one where all appliances connected through a Wi-Fi network communicate with each other to make life easier for users. It has been a dream of many homeowners since a long time ago but until recently there were no real solutions available. Nowadays we see some companies offering such services as Amazon Echo or Google Home which allow us to connect our smartphones to them via Bluetooth and then ask questions related to various aspects of daily lives. These voice-controlled assistants work by listening to what we say and responding accordingly. For example, if I tell my Alexa device “Alexa turn off the shower faucet set” she would do exactly that without any human intervention required. So these days we can easily automate almost every aspect of our day-to-day activities using smart home technology.
How Wearable Technologies Can Help You Control Your Home?
Wearable techs are basically small electronic devices worn on different parts of the body. There are two types of wearable techs: 1) Body sensors 2) Head-mounted displays. Both of these categories offer unique advantages over traditional methods of controlling things inside the house. Here are few examples of how wearable techs help you manage your home better:
– Automate lighting system based on motion sensor data.
If someone walks past an area, light up automatically. Similarly, when nobody passes by, dim down the lights.
– Regulate temparature of the shower faucet set.
Sometimes it might be diffiult to get your shower faucet set temparature just right. Thanks to the wearable technology that you can make it happen using a voice command or a flip on your wrist.
– Turn on/off the water heater remotely.
Just tap your wrist and watch the temperature rise/fall.
– Set alarm clock based on location.
It’s possible to set an alarm even while sleeping. If you’re away from home, just put your phone near the bedside table and wake up to music.
– Remotely lock doors & windows.
You can unlock your door from anywhere in the world. Or simply press a button on your headband and open the window blinds.
– Get notifications whenever somebody enters or leaves your home.
Just place your smartphone next to the front door and receive alerts whenever anyone comes or goes.
– Monitor air quality.
Do you ever worry about the quality of the air you breathe? If yes, then wearable technology has something to offer in this regard. Place a couple of inexpensive sensors outside your room and check out the readings anytime you need.
– Track pets
This is especially useful for people who have dogs or cats. Simply attach a collar to their neck and track their movements around the house.
– Keep tabs on kids.
Kids love gadgets too. And they don’t mind wearing anything either. Attach a bracelet to their wrists and monitor their movement throughout the day.
– Switch off/ lower TV volume in another room
Assuming you are on a call, or you just want some silence around, you can use a wearable device or a voice command to lower the volume of your TV or switch it off even if it’s in another room.
– Get washing done within a touch of a wrist
When using whirlpool washers, you can make a simple command to get the washing started while you are away at the shopping center or wherever with just a touch on your smartwatch.