Smart Houses in Cloud4all: From Simulation to Reality

  • Boyan Sheytanov
  • Christophe Strobbe
  • Silvia de los Rios
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8515)


The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII), which is being developed by the Cloud4all project and several other R&D projects, is a framework to ensure that everyone who faces accessibility barriers due to disability, ageing, etc. can use computers, mobile devices, the Internet and all the information and services available through these media. One of the goals of the Cloud4all project is to investigate this "auto-personalisation from preference sets" (APfP) in a domestic environment. To this end, the project is developing an online simulation of a smart house containing several devices with adaptive user interfaces such as a multimedia system and a washing machine with a display. For demonstration purposes, the simulation allows visitors to select the preference sets of seven personas with a variety of disabilities, i.e. visual, auditory, cognitive and motor impairments.

The Smart House Living Lab is a real accessible house equipped with the usual services of a conventional house where different ICT technologies (sensors and actuators) are distributed extensively in the living lab technical areas such as ceilings and walls, remaining invisible to users. It is managed by the Life Supporting Technologies Group of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; and it is also a member of the European Network of Living Labs [4].

This paper shows the Smart Houses online simulation developed within Cloud4all and its integration with the Smart House Living Lab at UPM.


Smart Home Multimedia System Night Blindness Contrast Theme Online Simulation 
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  1. 1.
    ACCESSIBLE project, (March 2014) (retrieved)
  2. 2.
    AEGIS project – Open Accessibility Everywhere, (March 2014) (retrieved)
  3. 3.
    KNX – the Worldwide STANDARD for Home and Building Control, (November 2013) (retrieved)
  4. 4.
    The European Network of Living Labs, (November 2013) (retrieved)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boyan Sheytanov
    • 1
  • Christophe Strobbe
    • 2
  • Silvia de los Rios
    • 3
  1. 1.Astea SolutionsSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Hochschule der MedienStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Life Supporting TechnologiesUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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