PerspectiveComputer Science

How Smart Is Your Home?

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Science  30 Mar 2012:
Vol. 335, Issue 6076, pp. 1579-1581
DOI: 10.1126/science.1217640

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Individuals spend most of their time in their home or workplace; for many, these places are their sanctuaries. Over the course of the 20th century, technological advances have helped to enhance the comfort and shelter provided by our homes. Insights gained from capturing and modeling behavior in these places may be useful in making our environments more intelligent and responsive to our needs. Recent advances are bringing such “ambient intelligence” in the home closer to reality.