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Smart Home Technology
Smart Home Technology in Permanent Supportive Housing

Smart Home Technology in Permanent Supportive Housing

Project Summary

This three-year project funded by the National Sciences Foundation entitled, “Designing and Testing Remote Services to Support Formerly Homeless Persons in Permanent Housing,” brings together a team of interdisciplinary researchers from the Calfornia State University, Fullerton Departments of Computer Sciences, Enginnering, and Public Health and the USC School of Social Work. Researchers are working with two nonprofits that address homelessness in Orange County.

This project will study what factors determine successful use of smart-home technology in supportive housing, and develop prototypes to demonstrate how technology can facilitate and improve services. Prototypes being considered include a smart pot for easier cooking, a smart pillbox and a social connectivity app designed to facilitate better social connections with other residents and the surrounding community. Additionally, the project will investigate key technologies to increase safety, ensure residents’ privacy preferences and expand smartphone interfaces to access the internet and services.




Focus groups, interviews, surveys, and prototype development and testing