Facilities Group Looks at Smart Technology

April 13, 2009

Since this fall, the Facilities Action Group has been looking for ways to improve. On April 1st, we presented some of our findings to Dr. Janice Forster and the rest of the Latham community at the Brewster Ladies Library. The future at Latham is very exciting!

One of the main areas we have focused on is Smart Technology. Some of the technology we found were refrigerators with combinations, smart stoves that act as refrigerators, and new ovens that have incorporated technology that make them easier and safer to operate. There are locked Med boxes that have alarms to remind people to take their meds, advanced timers for lights, and improved temperature control devices for showers. We have looked at this technology for new construction and for implementation into existing residences. Along with all this technology, we have also discussed how to help substitute staff better operate in the homes. This includes new standardization for sub keys and info for subs coming into the house.

“Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.”
~Nicholas Negroponte

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