smart environments and smart objects

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Smart environments sense objects as well as its occupants, leading to data and therefore a response which is contextualised.  This idea of sensing context means that a given environment can sense what goes on within it to determine an environment to assist the occupants needs. Features like person recognition, person location, person activity and person expression may all be sensed by smart architecture. Additionally, objects can be tracked through object tracking and object recognition.


A Question to Consider

So, what happens to architectural design as environments become smarter? How will the user interface design of architectural features look and feel? What will happen to interior design and architecture as ubiquitous computing becomes more widespread?


Occupants will begin to communicate with their environments more and more. Occupants will intuitively gesture and move, subconsciously sending signals to their surroundings, allowing the brain of the system to absorb behaviours and the state of mode to adapt accordingly.


Smart devices are the first step towards creating a habitat of smart sensing orientations. These smart objects are the interface of communication and productivity, providing a smart interface between us and our intended outcome. Combining smart devices and smart architecture will enable a two way perceptual process between the occupant to the environment and the environment to the occupant.


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