Home Automation Options for People who are quadriplegic/quadriparetic

Very cool!

With the Echo, you will be able to use voice to flip a virtual switch, which you can then use to execute a smartapp or routine in SmartThings, so you can get voice access to pretty much anything you can control through SmartThings. :sunglasses:

You can also use Echo to activate Harmony activities through either Smart
Things or IFTTT, giving you access to even more devices.

There is also a “ThingShield” you can buy from SmartThings which adds a smartthings-compatible Zigbee radio to an Arduino. That gives you a lot of Maker options which it looks like might fit into your existing work.

One of the community members has developed a really nice library for the
ThingShield. You’ll find discussion of that in the following topic: