Perspectives of ambient intelligence in the home environment

Michael Friedewald (Corresponding Author), Olivier Da Costa, Yves Punie, Petteri Alahuhta, Sirkka Heinonen

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Abstract

Ambient Intelligence is a vision of the future information society stemming from the convergence of ubiquitous computing, ubiquitous communication and intelligent user-friendly interfaces. It offers an opportunity to realise an old dream, i.e. the smart or intelligent home. Will it fulfil the promises or is it just an illusion—offering apparently easy living while actually increasing the complexity of life? This article touches upon this question by discussing the technologies, applications and social implications of ambient intelligence in the home environment. It explores how Ambient Intelligence may change our way of life. It concludes that there are great opportunities for Ambient Intelligence to support social developments and modern lifestyles. However, in order to gain wide acceptance a delicate balance is needed: the technology should enhance the quality of life but not be seeking domination. It should be reliable and controllable but nevertheless adaptive to human habits and changing contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-238
Number of pages18
JournalTelematics and Informatics
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • ambient intelligence
  • ubiquitous computing
  • smart home
  • house automation
  • information society

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Friedewald, Michael ; Da Costa, Olivier ; Punie, Yves ; Alahuhta, Petteri ; Heinonen, Sirkka. / Perspectives of ambient intelligence in the home environment. In: Telematics and Informatics. 2005 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 221-238.
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Perspectives of ambient intelligence in the home environment. / Friedewald, Michael (Corresponding Author); Da Costa, Olivier; Punie, Yves; Alahuhta, Petteri; Heinonen, Sirkka.

In: Telematics and Informatics, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2005, p. 221-238.

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