B10: Assistive Technology & the Internet of Things: How to Create a Smart Home for Individuals with Disabilities and Seniors
December 4, 20174:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Susan Tachau; Kirby Smith; Suria Nordin; Diane Belnavis
There is a new type of assistive technology known as smart technology that can make it possible for people with disabilities and seniors to live and work more independently. These devices connect wirelessly (the Internet of Things) and can control lights, fans, televisions, thermostats, access to the front door, and more! This workshop will include personal accounts of why these devices are important new additions to any home, how some of these devices work, how to set them up, and how to finance them affordably.
Moderator & Speaker: Susan Tachau, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF).
Speaker(s): Kirby Smith, Owner, KirbSun Ideas, LLC; Suria Nordin, Senior Manager, EY; Diane Belnavis, Housing Specialist and Social Media Coordinator, Generic Smart Home Technology.