I want to introduce you to Beth Ann Stevens. She is a 79 year old woman, widowed, and lives in an assisted living facility. After the death of Beth Ann’s beloved husband, she made the decision to move from her home. Beth Ann does have memory-impairment but is able to perform all of her activities of daily living. As she wake up in the morning, Beth Ann’s alarm clock says “Good Morning” and the time. Beth Ann walks into the bathroom and get washed. She wants to take a shower and verbally tells the shower head the temperature she wants. After the shower and drying off, she then walks to her closet which asks Beth Ann her clothing choice for the day. The closet then electronically gets the clothes. After getting dressed, Beth Ann walks into the dining room for breakfast. The dining services staff gave Beth Ann a tablet that listed her favorite breakfast foods and beverages. Beth Ann placed her order which was then sent into the kitchen and was received within minutes. After a long day of activities, Beth Ann and her high school friends met in Beth Ann’s room. The refrigerator was stocked with Beth Ann’s choice of adult beverages.
The previous story highlighted Internet of Things and Enchanted Objects. Internet of Things are everyday items connected to one another. Beth Ann’s refrigerator and dining services computer are connected. As Beth Ann and her friends remove the adult beverages from the refrigerator, dining services in notified and re-stocks the refrig when Beth Ann is out of the room.