What is a SmartHome?
A SmartHome allows individuals to control appliances, thermostats, lights, and other devices remotely using a smartphone or tablet connected to the internet.
Smart homes may include enabling technologies, assistive technologies, and durable medical equipment (DME). All of these provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to be more independent in their homes and/or receive remote support from family members or caregivers.
How Can Enabling Technology Help?
The use of remote supports and enabling technologies enhances service options for Oklahomans, including those receiving waiver services. This includes:
- Allowing individuals to age in place in their own homes and community.
- Allowing individuals to move out of group residential living placements into their own homes.
- Increased independence for individuals when their caregivers work or are away from home.
- Increased opportunities to use self-determination skills and decision-making skills for an enhanced quality of life.
Schedule a Tour or Consultation
Explore our immersive, hands-on demonstration SmartHomes in Stillwater or Oklahoma City to discover potential independent living solutions.
At both locations, individuals can learn about technologies that can enhance their daily lives from all assistive technologies. These demonstration sites allow for hands-on exploration, which helps match individuals to needed technologies. Individuals, providers, and service staff will be educated to better understand how technologies can be integrated into existing programs and how they can adapt their role to meet the changing needs of the individuals they serve.
Virtual Tours are Also Available
If it is not possible for an individual, group, or organization to visit us in person, there are virtual options that offer a similar experience.
Schedule a one-on-one virtual demonstration with our staff who are available to showcase specific technologies over an online meeting.
Contact Shelby Sanders, Assistive Technology Specialist, to schedule a virtual tour.
SmartHome Site Locations
Oklahoma ABLE Tech Device Reutilization Program
4301 Will Rogers Parkway, Suite 950
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Oklahoma ABLE Tech - Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
How is this Made Possible?
Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the Assistive Technology Act Program for the state of Oklahoma and is funded through the Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ABLE Tech’s mission is to improve the lives of all Oklahomans by providing assistive technology (AT) devices and services, financing opportunities, digital accessibility services, advocacy, and education.
The SmartHome project is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Human Services (OHS) Developmental Disability Services Division (DDS), Oklahoma ABLE Tech, the OHS Medicaid Service Unit Advantage Waiver Program, and Bethany Children’s Health Center.
The project is funded by OHS DDS and Oklahoma ABLE Tech.