The age of smart homes is already upon us and while it has automated much of our daily lives, experts believe that all those gadgets and sensors can also help us with healthcare. Smart homes sensors can easily collect behavioral data and health measurements that can assist providers and healthcare specialists in improving our quality of life and ensure safety inside our homes.
This is precisely why, an open networking technology vendor Adtran is working with Ting Internet to offer gigabit connectivity in order to deliver healthcare to smart homes in Westminster, Maryland. This is being done in collaboration with Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, through a project known as MAGIC.
Ting is assisting to deliver gigabit broadband to two of MAGIC smart homes designed for individuals with disabilities. The MAGIC smart homes feature sensors that collect health measurements along with behavioral data. This data can help healthcare specialists in drawing conclusions and making plans on how to advance quality of life and warrant safety inside the home.
Revealing details about MAGIC smart homes, MAGIC MD Robert Wack said the intelligent MAGIC smart homes have moved smart homes from an idea to a reality which will assist in improving the lives of the people and enable individuals to age in safe place.
“Applying smart home technology to healthcare monitoring will help us improve the quality of life, ensure safety in the home, and provide much-needed medical data to our community’s health providers,” Wack said.
“Ting Internet’s and ADTRAN’s roles in helping to develop a scalable fiber network to Westminster ensure the routing of this health data is highly secure, reliable and instantaneous,” he added.
MAGIC developed its smart home project using broadband-enabled tools in a residential setting. The advanced sensors and technology will allow these smart homes to gather important data and offer intelligent monitoring which could assist in developing analysis and creating health alerts for people needing medical attention. These smart homes will also enable remote healthcare possible and enable healthcare experts to draw measurable positive influences on the quality of life for residents.