Home automation was originally a set of linear actuators used in certain configurations to make life easier for the homeowner, such as the type of automation found in tv lifts and security cameras. While the advancements made in technology in general have improved the way in which we use home automation – with the most recent changes leading to a house which is internally and externally connected in more and more immersive ways – home automation has always been based on needing some basic contact from the homeowner in order to work practically.
This is changing with the use of wearable technology as a means of controlling the home – rather than the homeowner needing to actively interact with technology to operate it, wearable technology is now moving to the point of being able to sense when the homeowner will require something. The idea behind this is being connected to our homes without needing to be actively involved in its running, with our own everyday movements being deciphered and allowed to show the home what it needs to do.
Industry experts believe that this is the logical endpoint of home automation of all kinds – rather than waiting for a command to be sent directly to the device, it will automatically configure itself to come on. Further, these devices will be able to differentiate between different family members based on various points of biology, such as their heartbeats or their body temperatures.
The near future, if technology continues on its current path, will allow us to walk through our own homes, while the technology around us reacts to the instructions sent to it by wearable technology. These signals will tell the house whether we want certain lights, music, or food, depending on what it senses from us.
Wearable Technology will Unify Home Automation
The right wearable technology is supposed to be able to bring home automation to a new level, where simple proximity to a device will enable signals to be sent to and fro to ascertain what we need from our home and our devices, simply by way of keeping track of our internal signals.
The idea for certain technology is that it be integrated into the house itself, something which would improve on security procedures for the data which will be transmitted to and fro, as well as helping the house itself to keep track of where the homeowner is as they move through their home.
While the technology is said to be at the stage of proper integration into the house and the automation within it, we have not as yet reached the point of being able to properly stimulate home automation simply by means of the biological signals of the homeowner yet. However, it is thought that, once we reach this stage, people with home automation will appreciate the difference in how automation operates, as wearable technology removes the need for an authentication process which would otherwise be needed when using home automation through another device such as a smart phone.
Wearable technology represents another jump in home automation and its ability to serve us the homeowner. From the beginning, home automation has been about making things easier for homeowners, and removing the need for a process of authentication when interacting with our own homes is something that many people will appreciate.