The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence® and the MIT AgeLab conducted research to better understand which smart home technologies may benefit homeowners over the age of 50. Our research involved an extensive review of new technologies by leading experts in home, aging, and technology from the fields of occupational therapy, interior design, computer science, gerontology, and engineering. Their reviews were used to identify the top 10 smart home technologies that can make life easier, help with home maintenance, and enhance safety and security for homeowners over the age of 50.

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