In the last century, the technology used to be a luxury that only a few could afford. Gadgets had limited function, but they were the first step towards the digitalization. Today, we can’t imagine our lives without technology. We use our mobile phones, desktops, laptops, and many more daily.
In addition to that, we can’t imagine our lives without technology in the home. Refrigerators, freezers, ovens, ACs became an integral part of our lives. As science and technology advance, newer and better gadgets and appliances appear on the market. We firstly develop technology to suit our needs, then we adapt to that kind of novelty in our homes.
It’s clear that we use technology daily, but some people are so used to it that they forget how beneficial technology is. How does technology improve our lives?
1. Healthy home, healthy household
We live in the parallel worlds- one in real life, the other one on the internet. Instead of using that genius invention to waste time, use the Internet to improve your everyday life. How can you do that?
Phones, fitness trackers, and smart treadmills can improve both, your physical and mental health. Such gadgets help us track movement and inform us about the quality of our sleep or food intake. They can help us keep up with the diet and a fitness programme at home, by counting how many calories we took in, and how many we burnt.
Similarly, smart gadgets can track our sleep patterns. They can spot irregularities in our sleep and help us improve our sleeping schedule. How important is sleep? It’s one of the most important aspects of your health. How can technology help? Smart alarms or apps can calculate how much time you need to spend in your REM and Non-rem phase to wake up rested in the morning. Better sleep, healthier, and fitter body usually lead to a happier mind and better mental health.
2. Make user’s life easier
Everyday life is filled with unplanned activities or things that came up during our usually busy schedule. After the exhausting day at work, dealing with unnecessary hustles at home can be frustrating. Luckily, technology is made to make our lives easier, not harder.
Many homes have gadgets that recognize your voice and let you schedule doctor appointments, meetings, or place food orders within seconds. You no longer have to dig through your phone to find a phone number or the restaurant you like. Additionally, once the important events and meetings come closer to the date of happening, gadgets with artificial intelligence will notify you. You don’t have to waste paper to write down the things you need to do. AI will remember them for you.
Besides that, many homes that use smart technology install special thermostats that help them keep the bills at a minimum. You don’t have to adjust them every time the temperature changes. They adjust automatically to the temperature that saves energy and money.
3. They keep your home safe
We live in a time where keeping your family safe from the dangers of the outside world is necessary. You keep your money and valuables in your home. Plus, some people have home offices with expensive equipment that can be the target of burglars. Isn’t locking the door enough? Not really.
You’d be surprised if you knew how many new features innovative smart doorbells or security cameras have. They can recognize familiar faces and notify the house owner of suspicious movement and strange sounds on their property. You can connect your smartphone to the security camera or the doorbell and keep track of your property even if you’re on the vacation kilometers away.
In smart homes, locks and keys are outdated. Instead of unlocking the door with your key, smart doors scan your palm and face to unlock. Less advanced, but less expensive and still good are the key cards.
4. Care of the children and elderly
Both, kids and older people don’t have enough abilities to take care of themselves. We can’t spend every minute of our lives taking care of the children or the elderly no matter how much we wanted that.
Even though kids usually stay at our homes, elderly people rarely live with their family members or caregivers. Luckily, technological advancements allow us to have real-time updates with the older members of our family through the apps and gadgets. Such gadgets allow us to see what our loved ones are doing. They usually have motion sensors, so they detect the movement in the room and notify the caregiver.
Gadgets like these are ideal for kids that stay in the other room while parents are preparing a meal. Parents can monitor their children and cook at the same time which makes their lives so much easier.
5. More comfort
Can technology provide more comfort in your home? If you’re thinking about improving the coziness of your couch, sadly, technology can’t do that yet, but it can help you relax.
Having a massage chair in your house provides you with comfort like no other furniture. You can program it to do an amazing, relaxing whole-body massage without bothering your partner. It’s a sound investment for those who spend long hours working on physically or mentally straining jobs. Besides that, they great for children, elderly and pregnant too.
Every smart home should have at least one. A massage chair lifts your mood and hits all the right spots. Depending on your budget and needs, its functions vary. Whichever kind of massage chair you choose, your posture and back pain will certainly improve. They are great for rehabilitation and injury prevention. In addition to that, they can help you boost your immune system and improve digestion, and many more in the comfort of your home.
6. Easier learning
Most of us use home technology to rewind after the hard day. Browsing through social media apps or surfing the internet is fun, but it occupies our attention that we sometimes forget that we live in the real world. The same can happen to children who are allowed too much screen time. If adults can’t control themselves when it comes to technology, why should we expect that from the children?
The truth is, we use the internet at our homes for the wrong reasons. The internet is the largest source of information. The knowledge we need has never been closer to us and our children, and yet we choose to avoid it.
The best thing we should do is teach our children to safely use technology. They can find so many useful things and how to-s only if they properly search the web. The art of properly searching the internet will help them in school or college. It will make their learning at home easier and more fun.
Technology can affect every part of our lives. From the physical and mental health, over helping others to easier learning, if used correctly, technology can make our lives much easier. With every new gadget, technology helps us function in everyday life. We spend most of our time at home, so why shouldn’t we make it as comfortable and convenient as possible.