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Smart home: Devices, applications and their potential benefits and challenges

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posted on 04.11.2019, 14:29 by Foziah Gazzawe, Russell Lock
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. This study surveys a range of devices and applications based on information and computer technologies to automate their control houses and related activities which together form and are called Smart Home systems. The aim of this research is to explore examples of such devices and applications used to provide smart home technologies and their benefits and challenges to users. Interviews were administered to 18 users of Smart Home technologies. The participants were selected randomly by purposive sampling on the basis of having and using a smart home technology, and with the goal of ascertaining which type of the technologies are being used, their modus operandi, and their benefits and any implementation issues. This was complemented by exploring the systems through watching and observing online videos of people using them. The findings reveal a varied number of Smart Home systems being used for automating household operations. The primary reasons for using them are their efficiency and simplicity of operation in spite of being challenged by their high costs. In relative order, the greatest perceived benefits of a smart home system for the participants were convenience, energy savings, the security it can provide, and simplicity of control. The greatest challenges were cost, design aspects, technical challenges and lacking in meeting special user needs.

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School

  • Science

Department

  • Computer Science

Published in

Science and Information Conference (SAI 2018): Intelligent Computing

Volume

2

Pages

1086 - 1097

Source

Science and Information Conference (SAI 2018): Intelligent Computing

Publisher

Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Springer

Publisher statement

This is a pre-copyedited version of a contribution published in Science and Information Conference (SAI 2018): Intelligent Computing by Kohei Arai, Supriya Kapoor and Rahul Bhatia published by Springer . The definitive authenticated version is available online via https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01174-1_82.

Publication date

2018-11-02

Copyright date

2018

ISBN

9783030011734

ISSN

2194-5357

Book series

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 858

Language

en

Editor(s)

Kohei Arai; Supriya Kapoor and Rahul Bhatia

Location

London, United Kingdom

Event dates

10th July 2018 - 12th July 2018

Depositor

Mrs Foziah Gazzawe Deposit date: 1 November 2019

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