Afghanistan Veteran Gets "Smart Home" in Jefferson City

4 years 3 weeks 1 day ago November 12, 2012 Nov 12, 2012 Monday, November 12 2012 Monday, November 12, 2012 2:34:00 AM CST in News
By: Devon Fasbinder

JEFFERSON CITY - On this Veteran's Day, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is giving two "smart homes" to war heroes.  Corporal Tyler Huffman is the hero honored Monday and is a paraplegic.

While serving in Afghanistan, Corporal Huffman was shot twice in the chest and left paralyzed.

Monday, he is presented with a smart home that he will move into with his wife and son.

The home has many features including:

  • Pocket doors that open and close easily for wheelchair movement
  • Electric kitchen cabinets that lower with the touch of a button
  • Remote controlled shower that has presets for temperature
  • Complete security system with motion, window, and glass breakage sensors.

The smart home technology is on display at 1:30 Monday afternoon at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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