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Tech-enabled home opens doors

25 Jun 2019

Quantify is proud to share that the launch event for the St John of God Accord technology-enabled home was a huge success last week.

The home in Brighton East, Victoria hosted 60 guests last Thursday, marking a momentous occasion for St John of God Accord as they officially opened the new industry leading home. It will offer five residents with intellectual disability improved quality of life through the use of assistive technology.

Quantify’s solution is featured throughout the house, alongside other technology partners to provide residents with more choice and independence.

Quantify were lucky enough to be at the launch event with Quantify’s CEO Brett Savill a notable attendee.

“It was excellent to be a part of the home’s launch last week. We are truly honoured to work on this project, as it sets the standard for safer and more independent living outcomes for people with a disability,” Brett said.

The formalities opened the event, with visitors seated undercover in the backyard space. St John of God Accord CEO Lisa Evans kicked off the launch, with St John of God Health Care Group CEO Dr Shane Kelly presenting a short speech followed by the Blessing led by Father Brendan Hayes.

Guests moved into the large open plan living space to enjoy refreshments while also having the chance to tour the house and experience some of the technology first-hand.

Quantify’s solution enables residents to trigger customised living experiences such as morning and night-time scenes, using easily understood sun and moon-symbolled buttons. The technology will provide lighting, window blind and door control, which can be adjusted via touch, app or voice, using Amazon Alexa.

Guests were able to try the technology themselves, by experimenting with Amazon Alexa and using devices to automate lights or blinds.

Quantify’s technology has been designed to match the needs and goals of residents moving into the house, with the aim to allow carers to focus on delivering better care outcomes, and residents to live safer, more independent lives.

With the launch now over, the five St John of God Accord residents, who are supported through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), will move from their current St John of God Accord house to their new home over the coming weeks.

St John of God Accord is planning to build an additional 10 duplex homes across five sites in Melbourne. The effectiveness of the technology and house design will be independently assessed by Deakin University to help inform the future houses.

Want to know more about the house? Check this out!

Photos from the launch and the house are available on the Quantify Technology Facebook page.


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