Whether it’s a favorite playlist for unwinding, a pre-set soundscape for waking up, or a truly epic film soundtrack, smart homes can provide unparalleled audio experiences that are easier than ever for homeowners to create.
Creating an Atmosphere
Anyone who took psychology and learned about Pavlov’s dogs knows the power of sound. The right sounds can elicit emotion and incite action. With a state-of-the-art sound system connected to your smart home network, you can accomplish the same with the touch of a button or the sound of your voice. The right soundscape can set the tone for your day, night, or event.
Imagine waking up to the perfect sound to invigorate you for the day ahead. Researchers in Australia last year discovered that certain alarm sounds can actually decrease grogginess upon waking. They discovered that harsh beeping sounds, which would seem to startle one out of sleep, in fact result in increased sleepiness whereas melodic or soothing sounds transition sleepers more gently and fully into wakefulness. Whether that’s the sound of songbirds twittering happily in a forest or, as the researchers suggested, the Beach Boys hit “Good Vibrations,” you can program your bedroom speakers to wake you gently with sounds that ease you into your day.
Whether you’re working from home or going into an office, you can use your home’s audio system to prepare you for your day. With Josh.ai and Spotify you can set a scene that reads your local news or the New York Times’ The Daily podcast to catch you up with the world over your coffee.
If you work from home, you might want to create a sonic atmosphere in your office that supports productivity. In some instances, an upbeat playlist will help you get the job done, but for more complex tasks white noise may be the sweet spot. Josh.ai’s natural language processor allows you to simply ask for the audio background you need to perform at your best.
Curating specific feelings that compliment distinct spaces is easy when you harness the power of audio in your connected home. Have a dedicated yoga studio and meditation space? Surround yourself with calming sounds of nature to soothe your spirit. What about an entertainment area that flows from the inside outdoors? Create cohesion between the two with a party playlist that sounds as amazing inside as it does outside on Sonance speakers. Does the thought of a fully loaded home theater thrill you? Listen to shows the way their sound engineers intended them to be heard and allow yourself to fall into the story with a Meridian home theater system designed to immerse you.
Whatever your ears desire, your smart home can deliver.
Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.
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