Standards for Smart Living: A Historical Overview

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This chapter provides an introduction into the current state of acceptance of smart home technology and its history. It starts with examining four stages of domestic technology, the current situation, and the future of smart home technology. This chapter aims to apply concepts from literature on the diffusion of innovation on the past, present, and future of smart home technology. Lastly, this chapter examines the analogies between technology adoption discussed in the first three stages of domestic technology with the present and future situation of home automation and robotics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being
EditorsJ. van Hoof, G. Demeris, E.J.M. Wouters
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-01904-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Smart homes
  • History
  • Innovation process
  • Adoption
  • Home automation


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