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  1. Smart Homes A 620 Presentation by Marlie Eckelman, Cenk Cinarbas, and Elizabeth Porter

  2. What is a Smart Home? • “A home which can include the technology to allow for devices and systems to have automatic functions which can be remotely controlled by a mobile user” (www.tracecenter.org/docs/missing_links/m18.htm) • Network devices include computers, printers, home theaters, security systems, lighting, climate control, entertainment, etc. • Accessible from any room at any time

  3. What is “smart” about a smart home? • Communication infrastructure • Large number of sensors and actuators are connected to each other – “intelligent” • Control from outside home • See who is at front door of home from office • Call house from cell phone to turn on lights/thermostat • Use personal website to control brewing of coffee, running water, etc.

  4. Smart Home Uses • Integrated Security • Safety Systems • Independent Living (Elderly/Disabled) • Ease of Living/Comfort • Energy Saving

  5. Integrated Security Technologies • Alarm when enter house • Alarm when leaving house • When someone rings doorbell, they are automatically depicted on TV • Automatic Lights • Night switch over bed • Kitchen lighting in conjunction with appliances

  6. Impairments Covered by Smart Home Technology • Visually Impaired • Hearing Impaired • Mobility Impaired • Cognitively Impaired • Normal Ageing

  7. Independent Living in a Smart Home • Positioning Technology • Emergency Calls/Alarms • Control Device in Other Room • Inquire State of Something • Controller to suggest action

  8. Devices Used in Smart Homes • The Obvious - Heating/air conditioning - Alarms - Lighting - Electronics

  9. Devices Used in Smart Homes • Beyond the Obvious - Unlock doors - Open/close windows - Run water - Run the kitchen - Move cabinets - Find lost items

  10. Controlling Smart Homes • Through the internet • Through cell phones • Through infrared remote

  11. Smart Home Technologies • Dedicated wiring bus • Linkpower • Powerline communication • Infrared communication • Radio frequency communication

  12. How does Bus system work? www.jrf.org.uk

  13. Smart Home Protocols • X10 • LONworks • CEBus • KONNEX

  14. Wired and Wireless Networking • ISDN • ADSL • MODEM CABLE • BLUETOOTH

  15. Questions