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Smart Home Systems

Smart homes are intelligent environments that interact dynamically and respond readily in an adaptive manner to the needs of the occupants and changes in the ambient conditions.  The realization of systems that support the smart homes concept requires integration of technologies from different fields.  Among the challenges that the designers face is to make all the components of the system interact in a seamless, reliable and secure manner. Another major challenge is to design the smart home in a way that takes into account the way humans live and interact.  This later aspect requires input from the humanities and social sciences fields.  The need for input from diverse fields of knowledge reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the research and development effort required to realize smart homes that are acceptable to the general public. The applications that can be supported by a smart home are very wide and their degree of sophistication depends on the underlying technology used.  Some of the application areas include monitoring and control of appliances, security, telemedicine, entertainment, location based services, care for children and the elderly… etc. This book consists of eleven chapters that cover various aspects of smart home systems.

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Smart Home SystemsEdited by Mahmoud Al-Qutayri

Published: February 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/182

ISBN: 978-953-307-050-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5874-5

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

42476 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

45 Dimensions Citations


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1. Smart Home Systems

By P. Lalanda, J. Bourcier, J. Bardin and S. Chollet


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2. Integrated Wireless Technologies for Smart Homes Applications

By Mahmoud A. Al-Qutayri and Jeedella S. Jeedella


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3. Selected Home Automation and Home Security Realizations: An Improved Architecture

By K. Balasubramanian and A. Cellatoglu


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4. Applying Agent-based Theory to Adaptive Architectural Environment – Example of Smart Skins

By Shang-Yuan Chen and Shu-Fen Chang


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5. An AmI-Enabled OSGi Platform Based on Socio-Semantic Technologies

By Ana Fernandez Vilas, Rebeca P. Diaz Redondo, Jose J. Pazos Arias, Manuel Ramos Cabrer, Alberto Gil Solla and Jorge Garcia Duque


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6. Aging in Place: Self-Care in Smart Home Environments

By Blanson Henkemans, Olivier A., Alpay, Laurence, L., and Dumay Adrie, C.M.


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7. Telemonitoring of the Elderly at Home: Real-Time Pervasive Follow-up of Daily Routine, Automatic Detection of Outliers and Drifts

By Yannick Fouquet, Celine Franco, Jacques Demongeot, Christophe Villemazet and Nicolas Vuillerme


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8. Smart Home with Healthcare Technologies for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

By Machiko R. Tomita, Linda S. Russ, Ramalingam Sridhar, Bruce J. Naughton M.


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9. Memory Management in Smart Home Gateway

By Beizhong Chen, Ibrahim Kamel and Ivan Marsic


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10. Virtual Place Framework for User-centered Smart Home Applications

By Jumphon Lertlakkhanakul and Jinwon Choi


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