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Table 3 Definitions and characteristics of smart homes [22]

From: The social issues of smart home: a review of four European cities’ experiences

Definition based on a theme Aldrich (2003) Lutolf (1992) De Silva et al. (2012) Reinisch et al., 2011 Scott (2007) Balta-Ozkan (2014) Chan et al. (2008) Diegel et al. (2005) Alam et al. (2012)
Technology Sensors       *   *  
Devices      * *   * *
Integrated systems * * * * * * *   
Services Control/monitor    * *   *   *  
Energy management * *   * *    *  
Support and assist        *   *
Anticipate and respond *         
Users’ needs Cost-efficiency   *   * *   *   
Comfort * *   * *     
Emotional *         
Security * *        
Healthcare     *    *   *
Quality of life * * * * * * * * *
Sustainability     * *