Air quality sensors
The average person now spends 90% of their time indoors. This has contributed to a rise in obesity and chronic illness, as well as a rise in air pollutants. In fact, the air indoors can contain 2-5 times more air pollutants than the fresh air outside (even if you’re not having guests over).
Installing smart air purifiers in your home can clean the air and give you feedback about the changing air conditions. You can then control the air purification system in your home to optimize as you see fit and even expel odors. If you cook something smelly (like Brussels sprouts) you can deodorize your home with the touch of a button.
Natural light patterns
What if your home could align lighting patterns to your body’s natural cycles? You can install special lights that simulate dawn in the morning to awaken you with a rising sun. During the evening, have bulbs dim as it gets later to help you feel tired and ready for bed.
This smart lighting technology, known as circadian lighting, is one feature of the DARWIN enhanced home and it aims to improve your family’s sleep hygiene. It can also get your digestive system and hormone levels regulated.
Comfort-focused sleep technology
Not getting good enough sleep can have serious long-term health impacts, including weight gain and a weakened immune system. It’s also linked to premature death.
Lighting isn’t the only smart feature that can help you sleep better. Automatic blackout curtains that reduce light pollution, natural sounds that lull you to sleep and temperature-controlled rooms that get cooler as the night wears on all function together to help you get a good night’s rest.
Consuming contaminated water can cause gastrointestinal illnesses, affect nervous or reproductive systems and lead to chronic illnesses, such as cancer. Smart water filtration improves the water quality throughout the home, reducing the risk of contamination.