Report targets smart home industry as ripe for nanotechnology
Innovations in MEMS (MicroElectroMechnical Systems), nanomaterials and other emerging technologies are making smart homes a reality for the masses.
The January 2006 Bourne Report says that more sensors than ever are being adopted as a way to provide increased convenience to the consumer, with manufacturers of HVAC, lighting products and white goods among the first to adopt.
"Consumer-friendly products and approaches are what will truly drive the growth of this segment," said Marlene Bourne, Principal Analyst at Research and Markets, "and both MEMS and nanomaterials are playing a key role here." Photo MIT