Date Added: Jul 2011
Rapid developments of communication, data processing and storage technologies, and continuing proliferation of consumer devices that surround user have created an opportunity for creation of a new generation of services based on smart spaces concept. The current approach for expanding mobile devices functionality is integration of new physical components. But this approach is bounded by the physical device size limits, dissipation of heat and the limited scalability of user experience due to small displays and incapability to produce high-end experience (e.g., audio) to the user. The smart spaces maximize the user benefits by utilizing capabilities of all available devices.