VIDEO: Kaohsiung introduces smart living for senior citizens

  • 09 September, 2019
  • Paula Chao

The southern city of Kaohsiung has introduced smart living to make things easier, safer and more convenient for senior citizens.

The project is a brainchild of the city government’s cooperation with the interior ministry. All facilities were designed and developed by Taiwanese manufacturers.

What is smart living? Here’s an example. A smart voice will tell you if there is a gas leak.

As Taiwan is located in a quake-prone area, smart living also helps with disaster prevention.  A city government official introduces a closet that can withstand 20 tons. Should a quake happen, there is space to hide in the closet, which is also equipped with batteries, a whistle, a flashlight and a beeper. 

Besides disaster prevention, smart living also features a walk-in bathtub. No need to climb over the edge of a tub any more. To enjoy a bath, simply open the door of the bathtub, walk in and sit down. One resident said the bathtub is very convenient, light and automated.  Another feature of smart living is a pull-down kitchen shelf. With just a touch, technology is making life easier for everyone. 

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