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

Lookup NU author(s): Davit Marikyan, Professor Savvas PapagiannidisORCiD, Professor Eleftherios AlamanosORCiD



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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 research.

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Author(s): Marikyan D, Papagiannidis S, Alamanos E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Year: 2018

Volume: 138

Pages: 139-154

Print publication date: 01/01/2019

Online publication date: 03/09/2018

Acceptance date: 15/08/2018

Date deposited: 17/08/2018

ISSN (print): 0040-1625

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5509

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2018.08.015


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