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iGuardStove: How Technology Can Prevent Stove Fires for the Aging in Place Population.

In the excellent movie Still Alice, the main character, Alice, boils some water for tea. It’s apparent that Alice has Alzheimer’s and that she is alone in the house. The movie audience held its collective breath until Alice suddenly remembered to snap off the stove. Alice was fortunate to have remembered the potential fire hazard that she had created but in real life many are not so lucky to remember in time to prevent a dangerous home fire. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports that the United States sustained over one million home fires in 2013, causing: 3,000 deaths 16,000 injuries Almost $12 billion in losses through property damage Statistics from NFPA show that unattended or forgotten cooking is the leading cause of all home fires. Anyone aging in place with any degree of cognitive issues may simply forget that the stove is on. Yet even for people who are not suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s, home stove fires are still a hazard. Limited mobility and arthritic hands may make it hard to turn off a stove in time to avoid a flare-up. But keep in mind distractions can happen to anyone and in any household. Enter iGuardStove The iGuardStove is The Automatic Stove Shut Off Device, and can mean the difference between a person aging in place safely in their own home or having to decide to move into a retirement center. The iGuardStove is first and foremost an Automatic Stove Shut Device. The iGuardStove looks for motion in the kitchen and when it sees that you have wandered away or forgotten your cooking it will give you...

Chapter 3 – Save Money Using the Internet to Stay Independent

CHAPTER 3 Save money with the internet Welcome back. I almost forgot to point out how the Internet can save you money as well. This is very simple math. Everyone knows that care facilities can be very expensive and not to mention if you can even find one with room for you. But the average facility can be over $2500 per month. The cost to have someone some to your home to check in on you can be even more costly. So imagine if you bought these different Internet devices that help you stay at home. In many cases this is a one time expense and some come with a small monthly fee for monitoring but regardless it is nowhere near the cost that care facilities can be. And when you want to save your money and make a wise investment into your future these devices can allow you to stay at home instead of shelling out $2500 or more every month for a care home that you don’t want to live in in the first place. Just to help you do the math if these devices can help you stay at home for 12 months longer that’s a whopping figure of over $30,000 that you can save. That is something that will open your eyes as to the value of the Internet utility can bring to your life. Not to mention the video calls to the grand kids! One of the newest devices on the market to keep you safe and independent at home is the iGuardStove. This is a great product that easily connects to your existing...
The US smart home technologies market — here’s how and why the market will take off

The US smart home technologies market — here’s how and why the market will take off

The US smart home market has yet to take off. Quirky’s recent announcement that it was filing chapter 11 bankruptcy — and selling off its smart home business, Wink — highlights this well. At its current state, we believe the smart home market is stuck in the ‘chasm’ of the technology adoption curve, in which it is struggling to surpass the early-adopter phase and move to the mass-market phase of adoption. There are many barriers preventing mass-market smart home adoption: high device prices, limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles. However, the largest barrier is the technological fragmentation of the smart home ecosystem, in which consumers need multiple networking devices, apps and more to build and run their smart home. In a new report from BI Intelligence, we analyze current US consumer demand for the smart home and barriers to widespread adoption. We also analyze and determine areas of growth, and ways to overcome barriers. Here are some key takeaways from the report: Smart home devices are becoming more prevalent throughout the US. We define a smart home device as any stand-alone object found in the home that is connected to the internet, can be either monitored or controlled from a remote location, and has a noncomputing primary function. Multiple smart home devices within a single home form the basis of a smart home ecosystem. Currently, the US smart home market as a whole is in the “chasm” of the tech adoption curve. The chasm is the crucial stage between the early-adopter phase and the mass-market phase, in which manufacturers need to prove a need for their devices....

Chapter 2 – The internet and my independence?

CHAPTER 2 The internet and my independence? So how does the Internet help me?  Why should I have it in my home?  Well good questions.  Other than the obvious about staying connected the Internet can also help you actually stay in your home independent and safe.  Stay in my home?  What do you mean?  Will I become homebound?  Don’t worry.  What I mean is that as we all age there comes a time in our lives where we just can’t be alone anymore and we need to move into a care home or facility where people can keep an eye on us.  This happens for many reasons but wouldn’t you prefer to be able to stay at your own home or live with your children? We all would and here is how the Internet can become your new friend and saviour of your independence.  There are many products for sale today that are some form of sensor or other technology that can be placed in your home and connected to the Internet connection that do not require a computer to be present.  PHEW!  There is that scary word computer again but if you noticed I said the computer is not need.  Just the devices that are simply placed in the home and you don’t have to interact with them or even worry that those sensors are there. That’s great but how do they help me ?  Here is how.  As you age you may need someone to keep an eye on you and therefore that is why in the past you had to move into a facility where they...

Chapter 1 – Ways That The Internet Can Keep You Safe and Independent at Home

The Internet is well entrenched into today’s society and is a wonderful thing.  It brings people together, helps them nurture their relationships and provides a wealth of information. With video chat, social media, podcasts, music and so much more, we have instant access to what’s happening in our neighborhood and all over the world. 20 years ago we used phones that were attached to the wall with cords.  We had to rely on newspapers or TV to get information and that usually only happened during the news broadcast at suppertime or the morning paper. Radio was a bit more current and could bring us information faster but it had its limitations as well. Today’s children find it hard to comprehend the limitations we faced 25 years ago.  It’s hard to believe how quickly and how far technology has taken today’s family. The great challenge can be learning how to use these technologies to enhance our families and even the homes we live in.  For example, did you know… You don’t have to own a computer to be connected to the internet Being connected can actually help protect your family Getting connected can allow a senior to remain independent longer   ENTER WIFI (wireless access to the internet)  Instant access to more communications than has ever been available in the history of this world.  Think of the Internet as another utility into your home.  You have electrical for power, plumbing for water and sewer for … well, you know. The internet is a utility for ultimate communications. And, like power, plumbing and sewer, no one expects you to put it in,...

INVEST IN ADVANCED HOME AUTOMATIC STOVE SHUT OFF SOLUTIONS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME

Fires are some of the most unpredictable things on the planet, and the devastation that they cause can completely change your life. You need to invest in iGuardFire’s automatic stove shut off solutions to protect your family. The main reason why automatic stove shut off solutions like the iGuardStove are so important is because of the frequency at which kitchen cooking is being forgotten causing fires and expensive smoke damage. Each year, they injure about 7,000 people on average. In 2014 alone, fires caused 15,775 civilian injuries. That year, kitchen fires also led to 3,275 civilian deaths, and $11.6 billion in property damage. Even the greatest chef in the world can make some mistakes in the kitchen, and unfortunately, even the tiniest of flames can set an entire building on fire in seconds. Over 60% of kitchen fires start from unattended cooking, something just about everyone is guilty of. You cannot afford to lose everything you’ve worked for because you walked away from your live stove, which is why it’s so important to invest in automatic stove shut off solutions. iGuardFire’s auto stove shut-off device gives you some room for error when cooking in the kitchen. This advanced technology is even more important during the holidays, when most families are gathered in the kitchen preparing meals. In 2013, Thanksgiving was the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. In fact, there were 230% more fires on Thanksgiving in 2013 than any other day of the year. There are countless tragic stories of families having their holidays spoiled due to stove fires, and you...