Wellness

HTSA Aims to Reduce ‘Techno-centric’ Sales Pitches via Training Program

By Jason Knott · April 19, 2019 • Despite 23% growth rate in 2018, HTSA buying group to focus on sales relationship training for 2019, along with lighting, energy and wellness.

Biophilia and the Reason Smart-Home Pros Can Own the Wellness Category

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.

Best Buy Hits 1M Subscribers for $199 Total Tech Support Program

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%.

CES 2019: 8 Products that are Smarter Than they Look

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.

Bose Ventures Made Some Really Interesting Moves in 2018: AR & Wellness

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.

That CEDIA Podcast with Julie Jacobson on 2018 Home Tech Happenings and 2019 Trends

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

From Wellness to Workforce: CE Pro Names Top 5 Home-Tech Trends for 2019

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.

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

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.

Home Health Technology Scores Big Win in Reimbursement

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.

Bleak Economy Ahead: Azione Pushes Lighting, Workforce Development, Website Mastery

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.

Tech Opportunities in Senior Living: Tech Spaces, Man Caves, Game Rooms

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.

Delos DARWIN Brings Home Wellness Intelligence Platform to Dealers

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.

Lutron: Lighting Fixtures Are ‘Greatest Opportunity’ for Integrators Today

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.

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

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.

Demo: Crestron’s New SolarSync Daylight Sensor Automates Lighting to Simulate the Outdoors

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.

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