Smart environment: ideas of a physical world interwoven with invisible sensors, actuators, displays, and computational elements, embedded seamlessly in the everyday objects of our lives, and connected through a continuous network. The smartness of this environment is a product of interaction of different devices and computing systems. have the capability to self-organize, to provide services and manipulate/publish complex data.(Igi-global.com, 2016)

Intelligent to recognize a situation where it can help the users

Sensible to recognize when it is allowed to offer help the users

Deliver help according to the needs and preferences of those which is

helping

Achieve its goals without demanding from the user/s technical knowledge

Preserve privacy of the user/s.

Prioritize safety of the user/s at all times.

Operate without forcing changes on the look and feel of the

environment or on the normal routines of the environment inhabitants.

 

Applications:

  • NFC Payment : Payment processing based in location or activity duration for public transport, gyms, theme parks, etc.
  • Supply Chain Control : Monitoring of storage conditions along the supply chain and product tracking for traceability purposes
  • Item Location : Search of individual items in big surfaces like warehouses or harbors.
  • Temperature Monitoring : Control of temperature inside industrial and medical fridges with sensitive merchandise.
  • Temperature Monitoring : Control of temperature inside industrial and medical fridges with sensitive merchandise.
  • Security – Perimeter Access Control : Access control to restricted areas and detection of people in non-authorized areas.
  • Remote Control Appliances : Switching on and off remotely appliances to avoid accidents and save energy.
  • Patients Surveillance : Monitoring of conditions of patients inside hospitals and in old people’s home.
  • Etc.(Libelium.com, 2016)

 

Sensors:

  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Pressure
  • Sound
  • Cameras
  • Moisture
  • Etc.

 

 

 

 

Igi-global.com. (2016). What is Smart Environment | IGI Global. [online] Available at: http://www.igi-global.com/dictionary/smart-environment/27178 .

Libelium.com. (2016). Top 50 Internet of Things Applications – Ranking | Libelium. [online] Available at: http://www.libelium.com/top_50_iot_sensor_applications_ranking/ .

 

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