Accessible House: Physical


[Music: “Bad To The Bone”] This home is part of the “Ausmar Assist”
series, and is designed to be as accessible as possible. Some features include: The doorways and hallway
have been widened. The kitchen has lowered bench tops, for wheelchair
users. There is a dedicated bedroom for carers – with
an on-suite. The bathroom off the master bedroom has lots
of room with a specially designed sloping floor that means water doesn’t hang around. And a room dedicated for storing equipment. This, is a Tesla Powerwall. Apart from looking like it has been stolen
straight out of the USS Enterprise, this is a battery that stores energy from the electricity
grid, or solar panels. As Christopher relies so much on electricity
for most things, this can be a life-saver when the power goes off. Christopher, this is not your house. In this video, you will see how this iPhone
will be the control centre for the house. This phone is running iOS 10, which features
the Home app through which you can control all your HomeKit-enabled devices. More on this later. Home automation needs wi-fi. This is an Apple airport extreme. It is a wireless router for a home network. Most wireless routers do the same thing, but
the advantage of this one is that it is configurable via an iPhone or Mac, meaning that it is fully
accessible. Phillips Hue lights are wi-fi enabled and
the bulbs screw into any existing light fitting. They are dimmable and colour-changeable and
can be controlled via the Home app. Here’s Christopher changing the colour of
his lights. With HomeKit, the lights can be pre-planned
based on location and time of day. This Eve weather station is a temperature
and humidity sensor. Multiple Eves can be placed around the house,
inside and out, and they will report directly to the Home app. With WeMo switches, you can turn on and off,
any home appliance that can be plugged in, via the WeMo app. With the Schlage door lock, Christopher can
lock and unlock the door from the Home app. Here you see him letting a support worker
in through the front door. Here you see Christopher approaching his iMac. His switch is currently set up to control
his iPhone. If he wants to control any other device, he
has to ask for help, to change devices. With a new feature in iOS 10, called Platform
Switching, he is now able to connect directly to any switch control enabled device from
his iPhone. As he is mobile in his wheelchair, he can
move around his house, connecting to his MacBook in the office, iPad in a bedroom, and Apple TV in the living room. This means he can pick up and put down devices
as he wants, and control them all from one switch set-up. Platform Switching, opens the way for a whole
new level of independence for the switch-user. One more thing. This is a Beats Pill, which is a ‘Made for iPhone’ Bluetooth speaker. Cue the music, Christopher! [Music: “Bad To The Bone”] Thanks to Ausmar homes and the Apple Authorised
Reseller, iWest Tech, for their assistance in making this video.

15 thoughts on “Accessible House: Physical

  1. Excellent video Christopher. I have a smart home setup and control everything through an Amazon Echo and harmony hub. I can speak clearly so no need for switch control. I would like to know if Siri is as good for turning things off and on using Apple homekit. Can it control everything like the TV too? Keep up the good work. Loved the drone shots too. 😊

  2. AWESOME Christopher and Alex!Β Β I would love that house also and the tesla solar system!Β  Unfortunately all these great accessible homes are not affordable by us average wheelchair users. Without grants or donations, only the rich or those with settlements and insurance can buy them.

  3. Hey Christopher! I'm a uni student studying my Masters in Occupational Therapy and I came across your channel from one of my elective subjects I am currently studying all about assistive technology. It's so cool to see how technology has assisted you in your life to do what you want and need to do – especially video editing! I do some video editing myself and love it but mannn I gotta pick up my game! Compared to you I'm a rookie! Keep making more videos mate πŸ™‚

  4. You are funny!!! Loved this video so much! I’m about to be evaluated for a wheelchair and accessibility options-you gave me a ton of ideas. πŸ™πŸ»

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