Welcome to the Hft Smarthouse
The Hft Virtual Smarthouse showcases some of the assistive technologies that people may use around their home to improve their independence and quality of life, and increase their safety.
During the Covid-19 crisis and where staffing levels are limited, technology can play a key role in helping to maintain people’s independence and safety, as well as helping people to stay in touch with family and friends.
- Click on glowing items in the house below to see more information about them.
- Click the left and right arrows to see more rooms around the house.
- Zoom and pan with your mouse or with the controls below.
Browse the Smarthouse Technology
For people who struggle to open doors or have physical disabilities, the simple act of moving from one room to another or going outside can represent a barrier to independence either because it’s not easily achievable, or because the person affected is reliant on the presence of a third party.
A variety of different devices, such as a flashing beacon or vibrating pillow alert, that are used to alert individuals with hearing or visual impairments that there may be an issue. For example these devices can be linked into the fire alarm and alert when the alarm goes off.