For designers and integrators interested in learning more about a variety of different wellness topics, CEDIA is offering a slew of programming related to smart technology in the home September 29 – Oct 1 at CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas, Texas. The organization has unveiled its list of sessions for this year’s conference and among them are talks on human-centric lighting, universal design, power management and even ways trades can develop strategies for promoting better health and wellbeing in the home.
In prior years CEDIA has delved on such topics, even going so far as to host their first-ever WELL-CON last year, focusing exclusively on wellness technologies and their applications in the built environment. However, this year’s current line-up seems to be building upon the growing role technology has in health and wellness, but also how technology and design industries are working more and more frequently with one another to create these revolutionary, human-centric environments.
CEDIA Education to Help Grow Your Wellness Practice
Sessions will be held throughout the duration of the Expo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. A list of the sessions that will be available are as follows, with all times listed in Central Time (CT):
Technology’s Place in the Home for Everyone
Wednesday, September 28th, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(Presenter: LaDonna Eriksen, Living in Place Institute) (Room: D 171)
Traditional home design is evolving to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. The change is necessary so the 54 million people in the United States who live with disabilities can live without barriers in their own homes. This combination of technology and home construction that can make the lives of all people better, not just those who live with disabilities.
Understanding, Selling, & Implementing Human-Centric Lighting
Thursday, September 29, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
(Presenter: Andy Bull, Lighting Audio Video Projects) (Room: D 163)
The products and tools to deliver Human Centric Lighting are now a mature technology in the custom integration (CI) industry. This session will take a look where the CI industry is with Human Centric Lighting and where it can go in the future.
The Integrator of 2027: Future Opportunities. A CEDIA Technology Council Workshop
Thursday, September 29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(Presenter: Rich Green, Founder, Rich Green Design) (Room: D 162)
Written by members of CEDA’s Technology Advisory Council, the recently released Integrator of 2027 White Paper describes and discusses a vision for how integrators need to evolve away from a product based mindset, and towards a human centred one that embraces design as the core of the business. Facilitated by Peter Aylett who will be joined by other members of CEDIA’s Technology Advisory Council, this intensively interactive workshop will expand upon the IO27 White Paper with discussions around consumer, policy, technology and business process trends that will help attendees consider the evolution of their companies to embrace new opportunities over the next five years.
Why the CI Channel is Primed for Wellness and the Healthy Home Market
Friday, September 30, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
(Presenter: Michael Don Ham, President, RePure) (Room: D 171)
A recent study showed that over 80 percent of home buyers and homeowners of all age groups reported they would pay more for a healthier home. This presentation aims to help custom integrators explore the intersection of science, wellness and technology to create healthy homes for their clients that will meet the needs of all family members. In it, experts will touch on how to bridge the gap between technology and wellness design and show how technology provides improved health while illuminating professional work.
Health and Well-Being Strategies for Residential: WELL as a People-First Driver for Better Homes
Friday, September 30, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
(Presenter: Kelsey Mullen, WELL Homes Lead) (Room: D 167)
In this session, explore how physical and social environments affect human health and well-being, how these strategies can be implemented in residential properties and what role technology can play.
Ask the Expert: Partnering with Allied Trades
Friday, September 30, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
(Moderated by Amanda Wildman, TruMedia) (Room: D 174)
As part of the CEDIA Ask the Experts Series, this session will allow people to connect with and ask questions of industry veterans that can help one learn and solve problems related to partnering with allied trades to execute complex residential project and achieve healthier home goals.
Wellness Talks at the Innovation Hub Stage
How You Will Impact Healthy Homes
Thursday, September 29, 11:15 AM – 11:40 AM | Friday, September 30, 1:30 PM – 1:55 PM
(Presenter: Edwin Bender, GM Innovation Segment & VP Marketing, Broan-NuTone) (Innovation Hub Stage)
The role that indoor air quality plays in homeowners’ health and protecting investment in the home is significant and often overlooked. Learn from the leader in residential ventilation, Broan-NuTone, about how indoor air quality can be controlled and affected through ventilation products and systems. Witness how the latest innovation for sensing and automating ventilation products fills a significant gap in today’s smart homes.
Air Quality Monitoring from Space to Earth
Thursday, September 29, 11:45 AM – 12:10 PM
(Presenter: Tony Gabriele, VP Business Development, VOC Instrumentation) (Innovation Hub Stage)
VOC Instrumentation will be showcasing a new air quality monitoring device called Prosense. Originally developed for Nasa to monitor the air quality of the astronauts on the Space Station, the technology is now commercially available for use on Earth. Easy integration in any Smart Home environment or as a standalone within a Cloud environment for real time air quality monitoring 24/7.
Welcome Home to Wellness
Friday, September 30, 10:15 AM – 10:40 AM
(Presenter: Bassel Hashem, Senior Director of Product Management, Delos) (Innovation Hub Stage)
As industry experts, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to design homes that help enhance the health, energy, sleep, performance, and overall well-being of residents. Join our session to learn more about the Healthy Home revolution and Delos’ newest studies and initiatives that can help you promote wellness and drive sales for your business.
Smart Technology Products To Help People Live In Place
Friday, September 30, 3:30 PM – 3:55 PM | Saturday, October 1, 10:15 AM to 10:40 AM
(Presenter: Louie Delaware, President & Founder, Living In Place Institute, LLC) (Innovation Hub Stage)
Going beyond Aging in Place, the market for Living In Place clients encompasses all ages and abilities. Many of these people want smart technology in their home for a wide variety of needs. Some of these include guidance in selecting the best smart technologies for their home, knowledgeable system design and installation, remote troubleshooting and reprogramming, detailed instructions on how to use the equipment and prompt and efficient home service needs.
For more information on CEDIA Expo 2022, as well as a full list of educational sessions, as well as a full list of the exhibitors, you can visit CEDIA Expo’s website for additional information.