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  • Multi-functional sensors search for new applications and value
    A multi-functional sensor or detector is one that integrates multiple sensors. Applications of multi-functional sensors can be found in environmental safety and security, healthcare, indoor air quality monitoring, or outdoor weather forecast and gardening.
    Editor / Provider: Weili Lin | Updated: 2015 / 10 / 6
  • Automation of smart lighting advances to the next level
    Today smart lighting is at the connected stage where consumers are testing it using mobile apps. Upon us is responsive lighting where lights at home may soon reacts to our habits and lifestyle automatically.
    Editor / Provider: a&s Editorial Team | Updated: 2017 / 9 / 19
  • Amazon Alexa: A fleeting trend or the future?
    Remember the late 80s Clapper TV commercial? An advert that touted the convenience of being able to turn things on and off remotely by clapping – made possible by a sound-activated electrical switch that can control ordinary home appliance on any standard power outlet.
    Editor / Provider: Editorial Dept. | Updated: 2016 / 9 / 9
  • Platform services for independent living at smart homes
    In the following connected healthcare platforms, SMAhome collected the services and supports that ensures stable health status of users and a better independent living of the elders.
    Editor / Provider: Samantha Shen | Updated: 2018 / 6 / 11
  • IC design trends for sensors and nodes
    Level of integration, energy efficiency, intuitive technology, IP-Based and mesh networks are the main design trends of key components applied for smart home sensors and nodes.
    Editor / Provider: Weili Lin | Updated: 2015 / 10 / 2
  • Smart button still an essential smart home control means
    There are a few ways to control smart devices at home. The current mainstream control means are voice command and mobile app. Voice command is also a trending topic, as many predict it will grow more popular in the smart home space.
    Editor / Provider: John Liu | Updated: 2017 / 10 / 16
  • Smart plug keeps home energy usage in check
    With all the plugged-in devices at home, one may sometimes forget to turn the devices off before leaving home, which can lead to stress, waste of energy, or even fire hazards.
    Editor / Provider: Cindy Lin | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 4
  • Five major trends to watch in the U.S. home automation market
    Undoubtedly, audio and video equipment has been U.S. homeowners' favorite when they consider purchasing home electronics at home. Recently, there have been more and more affordable and easy-to-use home automation and security add-ons released and promoted to the masses.
    Editor / Provider: Weili Lin | Updated: 2015 / 12 / 2