A review of smart homes - Past, present, and future

Muhammad Raisul Alam, Md. Mamun Ibne Reaz, Mohd Alauddin Mohd Ali

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Abstract

A smart home is an application of ubiquitous computing in which the home environment is monitored by ambient intelligence to provide context-aware services and facilitate remote home control. This paper presents an overview of previous smart home research as well as the associated technologies. A brief discussion on the building blocks of smart homes and their interrelationships is presented. It describes collective information about sensors, multimedia devices, communication protocols, and systems, which are widely used in smart home implementation. Special algorithms from different fields and their significance are explained according to their scope of use in smart homes. This paper also presents a concrete guideline for future researchers to follow in developing a practical and sustainable smart home.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6177682
Pages (from-to)1190-1203
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Healthcare
  • home automation
  • pervasive computing
  • smart homes
  • telemedicine
  • ubiquitous computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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A review of smart homes - Past, present, and future. / Alam, Muhammad Raisul; Ibne Reaz, Md. Mamun; Ali, Mohd Alauddin Mohd.

In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews, Vol. 42, No. 6, 6177682, 2012, p. 1190-1203.

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