But when researchers talk about smart homes, we usually mean technologies that use artificial intelligence to learn your habits and automatically adjust your home in response to them.

Perhaps the most obvious example of this are thermostats that learn when you are likely to be home and what temperature you prefer, and adjust themselves accordingly without you needing to change the settings.

We hope it could learn to recognize the different domestic activities a dementia sufferer carries out throughout the day and help them with each one.

Dementia affects people’s cognitive abilities (things like perception, learning, memory and problem-solving skills).

Bed and chair sensors or wearable devices can detect how well someone is sleeping or if they have been inactive for an unusual amount of time.

Lights, TVs, and phones can be controlled by voice-activated technology or a pictorial interface for people with memory problems.

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