The domotic apartment at the Toledo Paraplegic Hospital will help train patients

20 March, 2024

"" In collaboration with the ONCE Foundation, the National Hospital for Paraplegics of Toledo has launched a 40 square meter apartment completely automated. This apartment will function to train patients for daily living in housing when they leave the center, and even if they will live alone. The technological equipment has been carried out by collaborators who have been involved in the project, among others Ugari Geriátrica, Simon, Samsung, Qvadis, Adom, Fama, Pardo and Carpintería ELIT. The objective of this initiative has been to create a functional apartment of reduced dimensions to show that you can have an adapted home without needing many square meters. The apartment is equipped with control systems, using both products available on the conventional market and other specific ones that allow access to different elements of the home for people with great motor limitations. This environment provides a space for training in basic and instrumental activities of daily life, is a showcase of accessibility solutions in the home that enable the independence of people at home and creates an environment for conducting evidence-based research. related to independent living. Regarding the technology included in this apartment, the lighting and home automation systems from Simon, the smart phone from Qvadis, and the kitchen appliances and television from Samsung stand out, which can be controlled through the company’s application. Likewise, the apartment has countertop lifting systems and height-adjustable toilets thanks to Ugari Geriátrica, while the ceiling crane, the shower channel and the home automation systems have been provided by Adom. For its part, Fama has provided the sofa and the auxiliary tables in the living room; Pardo has given up the bed and Carpintería Elit has installed the kitchen furniture. In the selection of each of the elements, not only functionality, but also its aesthetic component has been taken into account. Source: CASADOMO