The Rise of Smart Home Health Technology

September 9, 2020
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By New Africa

For those who can afford it, there is an entire realm of home technology focused on monitoring occupants’ health at every second of the day. Kobi Karp, a Miami architect, offers health tracking devices for his clients’ homes, such as floorboards lined with sensors for a homeowner who is prone to seizures, says the New York Times. There are even ways this health home tech can keep tabs on an occupant’s health and upload it to a cloud-based system, readily available to present to a physician when needed. Karp believes these smart solutions will become commonplace in the near future.

Doug Feirstein, 50, agrees. In April, Mr. Feirstein, a founder of Hired Inc., a recruitment company, moved with his family into a 8,400-square-foot home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that is outfitted with a full suite of technology from Delos, a wellness real estate brand that Mr. Feirstein decided to invest in after experiencing it himself.

“I have two young kids, and my wife and I wanted to give them not only an environment that is nice to live in, but also one that has the cleanest air, the cleanest water and the right monitoring levels of toxicities,” he said.

When Covid-19 hit just before they moved in, the technology offered comfort, he said: “I felt a sense of security that we were moving into an environment that we could monitor, and if we were going to be in isolation, we knew that we’re isolating in a clean environment.”

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