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Getting to grips with home automation: not always easyJacob Lund
Getting to grips with home automation: not always easyJacob Lund

In order to make home automation their own, it is necessary to be aware of all the possibilities offered to disabled and/or elderly people so that they can use them and make good use of them.

They will have to use them regularly and practise. But initially, carers can guide them in this learning process, which should become a habit over time. The aim is for the connectivity and related objects to be a source of comfort and well-being and to become commonplace to make life easier in their homes.

The beneficiaries will be helped by the carers at the start and guided more specifically according to the tool used.


IT and/or home automation in the home; a matter of time and learning
IT and/or home automation in the home; a matter of time and learning
https://www.pexels.com/fr-fr/photo/femme-cafe-ordinateur-portable-travailler-4064696/ Marcus Auelius

The objective is to help a disabled and/or elderly person to use home automation to offer him/her possibilities of use at a distance or directly in his/her home. To do this, the carer will be able to use different photos representing a range of tools to discuss the needs of the future beneficiary and thus propose those that are easy to use and those that require a little training.

The aim is to familiarise the person with the tools available on the market, which are easy to use, inexpensive if possible, and aim to guarantee the desired appropriation.


How do you want them to do it? 

In small groups, you propose 10 objects that are most likely to be used in a connected home. The objects should be able to be used by people with little autonomy.

The objects could be a connected watch, a connected thermostat, a camera to be activated, etc.

The 10 objects listed below will be divided into 3 blocks. The first block of objects that are very easy to use almost without assistance, the second block that requires a little learning and the third that requires guided appropriation and monitoring by the carer over time

Connected Objects :

- Lighting

- Shower

- Heating

- Earplugs

- Cat litter

- Pillbox

- Outdoor camera

Air conditioner

- Cupboard opening

- Television set



The learner will have a clearer idea of which connected objects are useful and appropriate for the beneficiaries. He/she will be able to recommend them, talk about them, promote them according to the use and the future users. They will be able to explain their usefulness, interest and how to use them.

In an evolving world where connectivity for the home is becoming more widespread, it seems to be a major asset for people in difficulty and this is why knowledge of the objects and how to use them will be a precious advantage for carers.

They will also be able to experiment with them and thus better guide users in their daily lives.


Learning Outcomes

  • The learner will have learned how to classify and prioritise the various connected tools for housing and how to enable beneficiaries to take ownership of them by making them as easy to access as possible.

Knowledge acquired

  • Knowledge of both the existing tools for housing connectivity and their ease of use.

Skills acquired

  • Skills for the learner to prioritise with people not used to these tools.

Competences acquired

  • The participants will have acquired skills on the usability of home automation, connected objects that facilitate people with a lack of autonomy. They will know how to discriminate them according to their use and complexity.