Disabled veterans often have a long road to independence in civilian life, but the Tunnel to Towers Foundation hopes to make this transition easier through smart home tech. Based out of Staten Island, New York, the charitable organization is working closely with general contractors and architects to construct smart homes that utilize technology to help better meet the needs of disabled veterans. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has already spent over $60 million to construct 75 smart homes.
Some of the technology featured in each smart home includes multi-zone audio systems for the treatment of PTSD, motorized entry and exit doors, and a centralized phone system with room-to-room intercoms and front door communications. While the smart home initiative is a big part of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the organization is also hoping to pay off mortgages for service members who have been injured or killed.