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 in smart home implementation. This review concludes by providing suggestions for future research.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Sep 2018|
|Event||British Academy of Management 2018 Conference - UWE Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom|
Duration: 4 Sep 2018 → 6 Sep 2018
|Conference||British Academy of Management 2018 Conference|
|Period||4/09/18 → 6/09/18|