Jean CAELEN, expert on Man-Machine Dialogue and assistant director of a leading research center for embedded systems (the IS Carnot Institute), agreed to speak with us about his researches. He also shares his vision of what is an Intelligent Habitat is : “In a very close future, it will include even more objects, more connectivity and more Man- Environment interfaces. Their evolution tends to get simpler in order to allow every user, without being a computer specialist, to configure himself his own environment.”
The “Focus” column itemizes these tendencies. It also highlights the sector ‘s lack of maturity and contradictory predictions regarding its evolution.
Despite these uncertainties, It is now obvious that ambient intelligence will be part of our future daily life.