Ambient intelligence is likely to be a novel concept for many but perhaps others will link it to advances in IC technologies. In fact, ambient intelligence wishes to create active environments capable of adapting at all times to the needs of the end-user. To achieve this aim, techniques based on context aware ubiquitous computing are used.
But, what are the needs of the end-user? And does a handicapped person have the same needs as others? Or an elderly person? The University of the Basque Country (EHU-UPV), together with those of Zaragoza and Seville in Spain, is developing the Heterorred project taking precisely these questions into account. The IT engineers wish to create a net which all can use but taking into account that each one of us has different needs and that all needs have to be considered on developing the bases of the technology.
Heterorred is a net for all
Garazi Andonegi | Basque research
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