By: Malcolm Mayhew
Fort Worth Magazine’s 2018 Home of Dreams, a luxury hacienda under construction in Westlake’s Granada development, is one smart lady who’ll help you lead a healthy life.
A host of health and wellness devices provided by Sensogram Technologies, a partner of our homebuilder PentaVia Custom Homes, will connect with the house’s Wi-Fi system and be able to do everything from collecting wellness data (how many steps it takes to walk your home) to detecting falls and alerting emergency services and caregivers. “It’s designed to help take the smart house to the next step,” Ernie Ianace, Sensogram’s president, says.
The Home of Dreams — the latest in an ongoing series of luxury homes where the magazine collaborates with builders, designers and vendors to bring you the latest in trends — is a 6,465-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bath modern hacienda designed by John Hathaway of Austin’s Vanguard Studio. To be completed this summer, the home at 2210 Costa Del Sol is listed at $2.895 million by Dona Robinson of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, our official Home of Dreams and Dream Home Realtor. The home will be open for tours in August to benefit a Wish with Wings.
The partnership: Technology providers Sensogram and BrightLife Services, both based in Plano, have two common board members who own PentaVia Custom Homes. The home health system is a runoff of a tablet provided by BrightLife, which connects wirelessly to health and wellness devices owned by Sensogram or by others and provided by the company. The devices collect and monitor health and wellness data, and store it in the cloud, allowing you to share it with your physician. “You decide who you let know, what,” Ianace says.
SensoSCAN, Sensogram: Cuffless, wireless, wearable device that uses highly sensitive optical sensors to monitor and measure blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation and respiration rate. Sensogram’s SensoRING monitors all vital signs.
VitalBand, Sensogram: Automatic fall-detection smart watch that also monitors heart and respiration rates, step count, and calories burned, and can be preprogrammed for medication reminders, goal notifications, and to call anyone you want if you fall. The watch also has a panic button.
Other devices that can connect to the BrightLife platform include Bluetooth-enabled scales and glucose meters.
Pricing: Varies, based on what you want. If you want the devices but not the monitoring, Sensogram can sell you the devices. The watch, for example, costs $300. Sensogram has an $80-a-month subscription package, with full monitoring and access to telemedicine providers. “We’ll give you the tablet,” Ianace says.
What’s driving demand for smart home health technology: The customer runs the gamut, from millennials to aging baby boomers. Aging is a big driver, but younger people are increasingly interested, Ianace says. “It’s absolutely about demographics and aging, but it’s also been driven by the consumer being much more aware of what it takes to stay healthy,” Ianace says.
Touring for the 2018 Home of Dreams begins in August.
Home of Dreams 2018
Fort Worth Magazine teams with the finest builders, designers and vendors to build our long-running series of Dream Homes and Homes of Dreams. Here are our partners that have signed on so far for our 2018 Home of Dreams in Westlake.
Builder and interior designer: PentaVia Custom Homes
Interior designer and decorator: The Design Center/Western Heritage Furniture
Roof: Texas Tile Roofing
Gutters and downspouts: Loveless Gutters
Stone materials: Metro Brick and Stone Co.
Stucco: Centurion Stone
Foam insulation: Red Oak Insulation
Iron front gate: Durango Doors
Floors, hardwood and carpet: Vintage Floors
Kitchen cabinets: The Kitchen Source
Appliances and accessories: The Jarrell Co.
Cabinets: Mike Conkle’s Custom Cabinets
Countertops: KLZ Stone
Countertop fabrication: Absolute Stone
Tile material: Daltile
Light and plumbing fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Door and cabinet hardware: Pierce Fine Decorative Hardware and Plumbing
Audio/video/security: H. Customs Audio Video
Fireplace inserts: Trinity Hearth & Home
Interior painting and wallpaper: J&V Painting
Paint materials: Sherwin-Williams
Landscaping, irrigation and yard lights: Guardado Landscaping
Deco pavers: Whiz-Q Stone
Fencing: Magnolia Fence
Patio furniture: Yard Art Patio & Fireplace
By: Malcolm Mayhew