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
Mainstream, voice-activated devices that link to the internet and can allow you to remotely control a wide variety of tasks and items – including home appliances, such as lighting, heating and music, services such as online shopping, browsing the web and making calls to friends and family.
These can be used with most electrical items to make them switch accessible. They can then be controlled using large buttons that can be pressed easily, as well as other types of switches such as head switches and blow switches. This means a person with limited movement could still turn their lamp or TV on […]