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.


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Devices which can support someone to know how long to brush their teeth for. These can also be used for other activities.

Simply touch the lamp to turn it on and off

See and speak to who’s at the door before you choose to open it.

Virtual reality (VR) head sets are a great tool that enable the person to immerse themselves in a variety of different environments within the safety of their own home.