Kenneth Wacks

PlaceLab: A Living Laboratory

A unique residential research facility called PlaceLab was inaugurated last year in a Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment. PlaceLab combines an actual living environment for volunteer occupants with a research laboratory to create a “living laboratory” with a...

Lets Focus on the User Interface

Too Many Networks! The young industry of home automation is burdened with too many communications options. In previous articles I discussed network developments in North America and elsewhere, as shown in Figure 1. The list of networks continues to grow. Some of the...