While Memorial Day Weekend can mean a day off, a family BBQ, or the start to summer vacation, don’t forget to take time to reflect and remember the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. As we honor the American soldiers who died serving the country in wars, we can’t help but think about those who are currently defending our freedoms both at home and overseas.
As remodelers, we see how smart home design can significantly change a person’s quality of life. With the growing popularity of universal design, or the aging in place concept in the last decade, wounded veterans are an important category to consider. When soldiers arrive home from having served, their living conditions often times are not conducive to their physical disabilities and their spaces provide limitations to how they live their lives.
We came across an interesting article on fellow industry professionals who have made it their mission to design smart homes for America’s wounded Veterans. This new type of home design is tailored to the needs of each wounded veteran, heavily lined with technology on the back end and controlled from tablets and smart phones.
Hard hats off to all of the Veterans. We honor you and thank you for your service.
A New Generation Of Smart Homes Designed For America’s Wounded Veterans
Soldiers are coming back from war having survived injuries no one would have survived before. Actor Gary Sinise’s Building For America’s Bravest is helping to supply them with houses catered to their needs that look like regular houses but are actual high-tech marvels designed to make life as easy as possible.
Read the full Fast Company article here.
Wounded veteran Tyler Huffman is paralyzed from the waist down. The lights, the front doors, and the furnace are controlled by an iPad.