Many smart home technologies are mostly beneficial for the able bodied, but new devices are emerging that can also assist people with disabilities. These devices have the advantages of increasing independence and safety for users. Easterseals Southern California and CDW in California recently completed a four-bedroom ranch that will house elderly individuals with disabilities. The home includes several technological advancements that have been designed with their needs in mind. For example, the home contains Breezie tablets that allow users to control a variety of features including lights, locks, and televisions. Google Home devices are also available that respond to voice commands. Finally, smart shower technology is available that allows users to control pre-programmed water and temperature settings by voice or touch. Similar technology is in use at senior living and retirement communities around the country to aid elderly residents. | Read More