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By David G. Brenner, Smart Home Business Development, Intel Corporation
As the trend toward the Internet of Things and more connected devices in the house continues to accelerate, it’s not just consumers who are trying to understand how to make their devices work together in order to really make their homes smarter. Service providers, Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) and government organizations are also hard at work to understand how to work with and leverage this new technology, and bring new services and capabilities to their customers and subscribers.
Today, more and more Americans are weighing their options as they grow older and choosing to stay home, or “age in place,” as opposed to moving to a retirement or assisted living community. According to the American Society on Aging, U.S. Census Bureau data shows that much of this is fueled by the fact that more Boomers own their own homes (roughly 78 percent in 2016 compared with 68 percent in 1971). Coupled with the increased home ownership, many “Baby Boomers” have access to services that make aging in place an attractive option.