Insights into the Impact of Implementing a Smart House on Special Needs People in the UAE
- 1 University of Petra, Jordan
One of the benefits of smart houses is empowering the special needs in their daily life. There is clear effort in helping special needs live independently yet it’s not widely implemented in the UAE. This study aimed to give insight into the efforts of supporting their daily activities regarding health, security and time-efficiency. It investigated and identified the impact of implementing smart environments to overcome disabled people’s struggles and obstacles in their ADLs. This research used three data collection techniques; survey, questionnaire and interview. Using these techniques, it’s clear that smart homes are useful for special needs in many aspects. The main result of the research was its time efficient; but based on the task and experience. The privacy and security level(s) depend on the family and the individual’s condition, it can serve their health needs per their health condition. The effects of smart homes might permanently change the living styles of special needs people in the Emirati culture.
Copyright: © 2019 Ahmad Shubita. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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