Ambient intelligence (AI) refers to a developing technology that will increasingly make our everyday environment sensitive and responsive to our presence. The AI vision requires technology invisibly embedded in our everyday surroundings, present whenever we need it that will lead to the seamless integration of lighting, sounds, vision, domestic appliances, and personal healthcare products to enhance our living experience. Written for the non-specialist seeking an authoritative but accessible overview of this interdisciplinary field, True Visions explains how the devices making up the AI world will operate collectively using information and intelligence hidden in the wireless network connecting them. Expert contributions address key AI components such as smart materials and textiles, system architecture, mobile computing, broadband communication, and underlying issues of human-environment interactions. It seeks to unify the perspectives of scientists from diverse backgrounds ranging from the physics of materials to the aesthetics of industrial design as it describes the emergence of ambient intelligence, one of todayas most compelling areas of innovation.In contrast, design of wireless-transducer-network devices requires creative engineering to get to the ultimate limits of ... The complexity is not in the number of transistors, but in combin- ing technologies, circuit- and global-networking ... Figure7.12 shows an IMEC SiP realization of a 1.4 cm3, 2.4GHzEEC, ECG sensor mote using laminate packaging of bare dies, a solar-cell battery charger, and integratedanbsp;...
|Author||:||Emile H.L. Aarts, José Luis Encarnação|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-12-13|