How to Optimize Your Health Using Smart Home Technology

January 11, 2021 by Pia De Los Reyes

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the globe, it has become increasingly important for individuals to be proactive about their health. Digital diagnostics and telehealth during the pandemic have played a major role in redefining healthcare for everyone, but the best approach to good health starts with staying at home. 

In this article, learn how to optimize your health using smart home technology and IoT devices to defend against viral threats, monitor your health, and improve your home environment and wellbeing. 

Detect and Defend Against Viral Threats 

Detecting viral threats in our homes is the first step toward defending against them. Infrared sensors and thermometers help to instantly check body temperature and detect fevers. If threats are present, disinfection is key to containment and preventing spread to other members of the household. UV disinfecting wands and lamps can quickly eliminate viruses and bacteria on surfaces and prevent prolonged exposure. Video doorbells and automated smart lights also reduce infection spread by reducing touch and contact points within your home. 

Monitoring Your Health 

Home wellness technology such as assistive robots and other IoT devices can make aging in place and managing chronic illness a more streamlined process. Assistive robots can answer medical questions and refill prescriptions, while a smart pill dispenser can responsibly store and allocate medications so you never miss a dose. Health monitoring platforms use the power of IoT to telemonitor your vitals and connect you to healthcare providers. 

Improve Your Home Environment and Overall Wellbeing

Optimizing your home environment to improve your health is easier to do with smart home technology. Humans spend 90% of their lives indoors where pollutants are 2-5 times higher. Air quality sensors can sense changes in air conditions, give feedback, and purify  the air indoors all in one system. Smart water filtration also improves your environment by purifying water in your home and reducing contamination. 

Sleep is another area of your home life that can be automated for enhanced wellbeing. Sleep deprivation has detrimental implications for your health and can seriously weaken your immune system. Promoting good sleep patterns with a temperature controlled room, automated blackout curtains, and natural lighting patterns synced to your circadian rhythm can help you safeguard your health and strengthen your immune system.

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Written by Pia De Los Reyes
Pia De Los Reyes
Written by Pia De Los Reyes

Pia is a writer with an M.A. in Communication. She specializes at relaying ideas in the technology and insurance spaces.