Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. W. Weber, J. Rabaey, E. Aarts
    Pages 1-2
  3. Applications

    1. J. Bohn, V. Coroamă, M. Langheinrich, F. Mattern, M. Rohs
      Pages 5-29
    2. C. Lauterbach, S. Jung
      Pages 31-47
    3. B. de Ruyter, E. Aarts, P. Markopoulos, W. Ijsselsteijn
      Pages 49-61
    4. E. Arens, C.C. Federspiel, D. Wang, C. Huizenga
      Pages 63-80
  4. System Design and Architecture

    1. W.J. Kaiser, G.J. Pottie, M. Srivastava, G.S. Sukhatme, J. Villasenor, D. Estrin
      Pages 83-113
    2. P. Levis, S. Madden, J. Polastre, R. Szewczyk, K. Whitehouse, A. Woo et al.
      Pages 115-148
    3. M. Sgroi, A. Wolisz, A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, J.M. Rabaey
      Pages 149-172
    4. I. Verbauwhede, A. Hodjat, D. Hwang, B.-C. Lai
      Pages 199-221
    5. G. Stromberg, T.F. Sturm, Y. Gsottberger, X. Shi
      Pages 223-252
  5. Components and Technologies

    1. S. Roundy, M. Strasser, P.K. Wright
      Pages 271-299
    2. J. Ammer, F. Burghardt, E. Lin, B. Otis, R. Shah, M. Sheets et al.
      Pages 301-325
    3. C. Kallmayer, M. Niedermayer, S. Guttowski, H. Reichl
      Pages 327-348
    4. E. Aarts, J. Korst, W.F.J. Verhaegh
      Pages 349-373

About this book


Ambient intelligence is the vision of a technology that will become invisibly embedded in our natural surroundings, present whenever we need it, enabled by simple and effortless interactions, attuned to all our senses, adaptive to users and context-sensitive, and autonomous. High-quality information access and personalized content must be available to everybody, anywhere, and at any time. This book addresses ambient intelligence used to support human contacts and accompany an individual's path through the complicated modern world. From the technical standpoint, distributed electronic intelligence is addressed as hardware vanishing into the background. Devices used for ambient intelligence are small, low-power, low weight, and (very importantly) low-cost; they collaborate or interact with each other; and they are redundant and error-tolerant. This means that the failure of one device will not cause failure of the whole system. Since wired connections often do not exist, radio methods will play an important role for data transfer. This book addresses various aspects of ambient intelligence, from applications that are imminent since they use essentially existing technologies, to ambitious ideas whose realization is still far away, due to major unsolved technical challenges.


Ambient Intelligence Distributed Electronics Sensor control electronics intelligence smart environment ubiquitous computing user experience (UX)

Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Weber
    • 1
  • Jan M. Rabaey
    • 2
  • Emile Aarts
    • 3
  1. 1.Infineon TechnologiesCorporate ResearchMunichGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Philips ResearchEindhovenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23867-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27139-0
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