A Systematic Review of the Smart Home Literature: A user perspective

Davit Marikyan, Savvas Papagiannidis, Eleftherios Alamanos

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A smart home is a residence equipped with smart technologies aimed at providing tailored services for users.
Smart technologies make it possible to monitor, control and support residents, which can enhance the quality life
and promote independent living. To facilitate the implementation and adoption of smart home technology it is
important to examine the user's perspective and the current state of smart homes. Given the fast pace with which
the literature has been developing in this area, there is a strong need to revisit the literature. The aim of this
paper is to systematically review the smart home literature and survey the current state of play from the users'
perspective. After discussing the systematic methodology, the review presents a comprehensive view of smart
home definitions and characteristics. Then the study turns towards a discussion of the smart home types, related
services and benefits. After outlining the current state of smart home benefits, the review discusses the challenges and barriers to smart home implementation. This review concludes by providing suggestions for future
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139
Number of pages154
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Issue number139-154
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


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