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Insights into the Impact of Implementing a Smart House on Special Needs People in the UAE

Ahmad Shubita1
  • 1 University of Petra, Jordan

Abstract

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.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 15 No. 10, 2019, 1510-1521

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2019.1510.1521

Submitted On: 4 April 2019 Published On: 25 October 2019

How to Cite: Shubita, A. (2019). Insights into the Impact of Implementing a Smart House on Special Needs People in the UAE. Journal of Computer Science, 15(10), 1510-1521. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2019.1510.1521

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Keywords

  • Smart House
  • Technology
  • Security
  • Special Needs
  • Disability
  • Emerging Technology