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Friday, June 2, 2017

Accessible Smart Home

In 2017, the promise of the smart home is more or less reality. Companies like Apple and Amazon are using Siri and Alexa, respectively, to help customers control almost every aspect of their smart home. From controlling door locks to light switches to thermostats and more, the capabilities of these assistants are making tasks such as turning on the lights in the living room doable by just the sound of your voice or the tap of your phone. However convenient and futuristic, one area where the smart home has enormous potential is accessibility. For people with physical motor impairments, the ability to open doors and flip switches with only your voice has the potential to make the home more accessible than ever before.

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