Case Study of Middleware Infrastructure for Ambient Intelligence Environments
T. Nakajima. Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, Springer, New York, (2010)
In ambient intelligence environments, computers and sensors are embedded in our daily lives massively. This should not be taken in the narrow-minded sense of a computer on every desk. Rather, computers will be embedded in everyday objects augmenting them with information processing capabilities. This kind of embedding would be discreet and unobtrusive: The computers would disappear from our perception, leaving us free to concentrate on the task at hand---unlike today, where a majority of users perceives computers as getting in the way of their work.