Date Added: Nov 2011
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging concept referring to networked everyday objects that interconnect to each other via wireless sensors attached to them. Smart homes are an appealing IoT practice. It pushes forward a future home environment where embedded sensors and actuators (e.g., in consumer electronic products and systems) are self-configured and can be controlled remotely through the Internet, enabling a variety of monitoring and control applications. These devices sense and record user activities, predict their future behavior, and prepare everything one step ahead according to the user's preference or needs, giving him/her the most convenience, comfort, efficiency, and security.