By Julie Jacobson · March 15, 2019 • Humans are hardwired to relish nature and thrive in a 24-hour circadian cycle. Smart-home pros can fake-believe nature through smart lighting, indoor air quality, beneficial sounds, visuals and other wellness-related stimuli.
By Jason Knott · February 28, 2019 • Best Buy passes 1 million members for annual $199 Total Tech Support service in less than one year. BBY stock price skyrockets 17%.
By Julie Jacobson · January 21, 2019 • What might look like an ordinary bed, USB cable, Ring doorbell or dog toilet ... are actually smarter than they appeared at CES 2019.
By Julie Jacobson · January 2, 2019 • Iconic audio company Bose invested big in augmented reality and health & wellness in 2018, with smart glasses, walking tours and SleepBuds.
By Andrew Nichols · December 7, 2018 • Julie Jacobson, with CEDIA podmeisters Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe, recap the year in home technology, shame the guest on bad 2018 predictions, and discuss trends for 2019 in CEDIA Tech Council Podcast #89
By Julie Jacobson · November 20, 2018 • PREVIEW: CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends for 2019 address opportunities and challenges for smart-home pros in wellness, low-voltage lighting, cord-cutting, architectural design and the labor crisis.
By Andrew Nichols · November 9, 2018 • CES 2019 Smart Home Finds: A new Rachio competitor, an AI-driven camera "police have been asking for," IAQ and lighting solutions for wellness, and a self-learning home automation systems that hit every buzzword in the IoT playbook.
By Julie Jacobson · November 5, 2018 • Medicare and Medicaid loosened restrictions on reimbursement for remote patient monitoring, paving the way for more insurance providers to cover home-health technology.
By Julie Jacobson · November 5, 2018 • Anticipating dire economic straits for 2019, Azione chairman Richard Glikes urges home-tech integrators to embrace lighting and wellness, and to get aggressive on workforce development and marketing.
By Julie Jacobson · October 18, 2018 • ‘Environments for Aging’ highlights several trends in senior living that home-tech integrators could exploit, like entertainment spaces for visiting families and ‘man caves’ for game day.
By CE Pro Editors · September 12, 2018 • Delos partners with HTSA to bring the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence platform to integrators to monitor, calibrate and activate indoor home environments to help improve human health, well-being and performance.
By Jason Knott · August 31, 2018 • At CEDIA Expo, Lutron goes all in on lighting fixtures and bulbs with integrated Ketra room. Ed Blair takes reins as executive vice president for custom market.
By Julie Jacobson · August 8, 2018 • Measuring nine environmental conditions, IoT-enabled Airthinx integrates with home automation to optimize indoor air quality (IAQ) for wellness, productivity and energy savings.
By Julie Jacobson · August 7, 2018 • Crestron demos 360-degree SolarSync photosensor that delivers solar information from the outdoors to tunable white lighting controls indoors for healthy daylighting.
By Jay Basen · July 26, 2018 • Tunable white lighting, temperature control, automated heating pads and smarter beds can improve wellness through better sleep.