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Edited by Anne DiNardo

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Study participants
reported the most common
uses for the devices during
Phase 1 were:

Front Porch is testing the use of voice-controlled technology to support
resident independence, safety, and social engagement
The use of smart home technologies and voice-first applications and services (technology controlled primarily by speaking to it) are on the rise. Recognizing an opportunity for senior living, not-for-profit provider
Front Porch of Glendale, Calif., decided to explore the ways this technology might help its residents.
Working with Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW), a Front Porch program
focused on using technology to support seniors' health and well-being, a pilot program was launched
in February 2017 at Front Porch's Carlsbad by the Sea community in San Diego. Named the Voiceactivated Independence and Smart Home Engagement Project (VISHN), the program set out to better
understand how voice assistance and home automation technology could promote greater independence, safety, and social engagement.
Davis Park, director of FPCIW, says the Amazon Alexa device was chosen for the project because
of its ability to provide a customizable experience and address the many needs of older adults. For
example, he says one resident may utilize it to connect to a classical internet radio station while another
may rely on it to provide reminders to take medicine. "Everyone comes from a different place of need or
experiences a certain loss that voice first has the power and potential to address," he says.
The pilot was divided into two phases, launched four months apart: Phase 1 focused on project training, adoption, and implementation; Phase 2 focused on creating a smart home, with participants able to
add Alexa-compatible smart plugs and thermostats in their apartments. Resident interest in the program
was high-22 residents applied for 12 devices. Working with the community's resident technology chair
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weather and temperature
(67 percent)

alarm and timers
(53 percent)

music, date, and time
(40 percent)

news
(27 percent)

search information
(20 percent)


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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018
Contents
EFAmagazine.com
Editorial
Show Talk
Bulletin
Photo Tour
Community
Selling points
Balancing act
Product Spotlight
Well rounded
Top 3 Remodel/ Renovation projects
Remodel/Renovation Gallery
Introduction
Product Innovation Award winners
Product Innovation Gallery
Design Profiles
The Spark
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Editorial
Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Show Talk
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Bulletin
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Product Spotlight
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Well rounded
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Top 3 Remodel/ Renovation projects
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - 57
Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Remodel/Renovation Gallery
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Introduction
Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Product Innovation Award winners
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Product Innovation Gallery
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2018 - Design Profiles
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