From People Activity to Smart Buildings

  • Fernando Martínez Reyes
  • Chris Greenhalgh
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 12)


The home of the future is expected to offer comfortable, safe, and supportive home spaces. Context-aware systems and artefacts may know the users’ routines and be anticipated to their needs. The users’ everyday activities, it is believed, will be supported and assisted by the different smart components of the home network. The home architecture should be ready to accept any scale of sensing technology in order to get a thorough understanding of the users’ behaviour and their relationship with the dwelling, before the vision of the smart home becomes a reality. In this paper we review some of the activity-aware home experiences, including our Context-Aware Room tool; and by using Rodden and Bendford work, we contrast the relationship of these experiences with the fabric of today’s home. Then, we explore some potential areas of improvement for our CARoom in an effort to get some insights for improving the CARoom smartness.


Activity Recognition Ubiquitous Computing Smart Home Home Network Space Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Martínez Reyes
    • 1
  • Chris Greenhalgh
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringThe Autonomous University of ChihuahuaChihuahuaMexico
  2. 2.The University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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