This month’s special issue is dedicated to that once-futuristic vision of a home full of smart gadgets that anticipate our needs, keep us healthy, and save us money. IEEE is working to making this vision a reality. The organization is working on many fronts, including building an architecture and developing standards that will allow smart-home technologies to communicate seamlessly.
We highlight several smart-home related projects, including a house equipped with sensors that can track inhabitants’ physical and mental health. Another is an award-winning smart home that can withstand powerful storms, which was sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society. And if you want to boost your own home’s IQ, learn about seven gadgets designed to make life easier and even entertain your pets.
Members are making it possible for all your appliances and devices to communicate with each other
One hundred of these homes will be installed in the United Kingdom by 2017
These products are designed to make life simpler
They cover technologies to make your home energy-efficient, stream 3-D video, and charge your electric vehicle
Events in 2016 focus on home automation, sensors, and real-time monitoring systems
Tariq Samad is now expanding smart-home innovations to countries with fast-growing economies
Students at Stevens Institute of Technology win first place in the U.S. Solar Decathlon for a smart home that can withstand flooding and powerful storms
IEEE President Michel calls on technologists to ensure responsible development
Some homeowners are overwhelmed by their new systems