AIP Assistive Living*: Home Automation
Future Tech 'Minding' Your Home
switches, TV remote controls and even house keys
could become a thing of the past thanks to
brain-computer interface (BCI) technology being
developed in Europe that lets users perform everyday
tasks with thoughts alone. “The BCI lets people turn
on lights, change channels on the TV or open doors
just by thinking about it,” explains Christoph Guger,
the CEO of Austrian medical engineering company
g.tec that developed the application.
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Assistive Living: the products and services that
allow people to enjoy productive, independent lives,
with the use of technology.
Homes & Communities: Housing Trends
Study Concludes Baby Boomers Want to Age In Place
Most Baby Boomers, like their parents, are choosing
to “age in place,” but a large and growing number –
more than 1.2 million households – are choosing to
move to communities designed to meet their needs,
according to a report released by the
of Home Builders (NAHB) and the
MetLife Mature Market Institute (MMI). The data
is significant because by 2010 the Boomers will
represent one-quarter of the U.S. population – a
group that will greatly impact the choices available
in the housing market.
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complete 72 page report.
Note: The NAHB 50+ Council has announced their Gold
and Silver winners for Best of 50+ Housing 2009.
here to see a list of winners.