Posts Tagged ‘Smart Home Technology’

New videos show different uses for emerging technology

As part of the MyTech Project, linking people with emerging technologies, the ILC together with a couple of participants have created three short videos which demonstrate different uses for emerging technology. Many people don’t know what emerging technologies are, what they do or how they work. ILC Occupational Therapist Lauren Farrell said, “the aim of […]

ILC Cockburn turns One!

Time flies when you’re having fun. Time also flies when you’re setting up a new Centre. Can you believe it has already been one year since the Independent Living Centre WA opened a new Centre in Cockburn? Set up like an apartment so people can see, trial and experience assistive equipment, technology and changes to […]

A bright idea for the home: Philips Hue Lighting

There are now many different products which you can install to allow you to control your home remotely. One product area is lighting. From a $40 colour changing lightbulb with remote from Woolworths, DIY WiFi options or an electrician installed programmable system for the whole home your imagination is the limit. Do it yourself options […]

ILC Cockburn Smart Home Display Now Open

The ILC opened new doors to the public on 3 September when Disability Services Minister Helen Morton officially launched ILC Cockburn, incorporating WA’s first integrated Smart Home Display Centre. Opening up a world of possibilities to Perth’s ageing population and people with disability, the Centre is staffed by occupational therapists who can provide expert unbiased […]

Smarter about Smart Homes

As the recipient of a 2014 ILC Scholarship, Jessica Rigden recently returned from a study tour of Australia focused on smart home technology for people with disability and older Australians. As an occupational therapist in the ILC Technology team, Jessica’s role is to provide specialised information and advice on high tech assistive technology such as […]