In Laureate Park, two sections of a three-home townhouse have become a showcase for the newest and not-yet-available technology for our homes. WHIT (Wellness + Home + Innovation + Technology), created by the Lake Nona Institute with collaborative partners, is a smart-home made brilliant, where every detail is designed to inspire a healthier life.
At the corner of Tavistock Lakes Boulevard and Sachs Avenue, WHIT is the healthy home of the future: a wellness home built on innovation and technology, with every detail designed to inspire and empower a healthier life. WHIT is a first-of-its-kind home designed to activate health solutions and technologies and to research their ability to measurably improve health and well-being.
When you visit, you will find wellness all around you. WHIT helps turn your best intentions into positive actions. With amenities like circadian lighting, air and water purification systems, and an interactive digital cooktop, you can sleep, breathe and eat your way to a healthier life. As a living laboratory, the home features multiple technologies from prototype stage to commercially available solutions. There are cork floors that help resist bacteria and are easier on joints and bones and kitchen garden plants in pots on a grillwork on the wall. The kitchen showpiece is the GE-interactive induction cooktop. But it’s not just a cooktop, it’s a giant video screen on the kitchen island that syncs to the pantry and fridge, suggests meals based on your preferences and allergies, and also syncs to your calendar.
To help create healthier environments and protect people from harmful bacteria, the home also features technology from Violet Defense, including a prototype of an under-the-cabinet antibacterial light and a bathroom fan cover. Both units are installed solutions that will automatically disinfect rooms anytime the space is unoccupied, making disinfecting easy. Most recently, Violet Defense has added its latest unit, “Micro.” This small, portable light can move throughout the home to wherever you want to kill bacteria and viruses. You can also take it on the road to disinfect your hotel or any other room when you travel. As a participant in the WHIT living laboratory, Violet Defense has been able to get consumer feedback on its prototypes, run longevity testing on the technology, and most recently conduct a focus group with Lake Nona residents to gather additional feedback on product features and messaging for the technology.
So, right here in Lake Nona, WHIT is a built-in health coach, educator and an innovator, bringing forward-looking health technologies that empower you to be at your best. WHIT also brings traditional healthcare delivery into the community and ultimately into your own home. And because we learn best when we learn together, WHIT stays connected, learning and improving to better your health and others. Both a livable space and a living laboratory, WHIT harnesses how you engage your home to develop smarter solutions and reimagine the future of home health.
For more information about WHIT, visit www.MeetWHIT.com and complete the tour request form at the bottom of the home page. For information about Violet Defense’s germ-killing technology, visit www.violetdefense.com or contact Jessica Jones, vice president of marketing, Violet Defense LLC (firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-433-1104 ext. 1002).