5 Oct

A survey paper published in IEEE Access

A paper entitled “Smart Furniture as a Component of a Smart City – Definition based on Key Technologies Specification” in Q1 journal IEEE Access.

Paper Title

Smart Furniture as a Component of a Smart City – Definition based on Key Technologies Specification

Autori
  • Ondrej Krejcar
    • Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
  • Petra Maresova
    • Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
  • Ali Selamat
    • Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
  • Francisco José Melero
    • Technical Research Centre of Furniture and Wood of the Region of Murcia, Yecla, Spain
  • Sabina Baraković
    • Faculty of Traffic and Communications, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jasmina Baraković Husić
    • Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Enrique Herrera-Viedma
    • Andalusian Research Institute in Data Science and Computational Intelligence, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
  • Robert Frischer
    • Center for Basic and Applied Research, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
  • Kamil Kuca
    • Center for Basic and Applied Research, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Abstract

There are dozens of definitions of smart furniture with meanings that vary greatly. Thus, the aim of this paper is to provide an exact definition of the phrase “smart furniture” based on literature and patent analysis. Why a definition? Because by providing a good definition, we have a statement that captures the meaning, the use, the function, and the essence of a term or a concept and allows the impacts on stakeholders to be described. A literature search was undertaken between 20 July 2018 and 31 August 2018, and the databases searched included SCOPUS, Web of Science, and IEEE Xplore (1998-2017), which were searched by keywords that included the phrase “smart furniture.” Patent searching was performed in the ESPACENET database, where 226 articles from scientific databases and 737 patent applications were examined. After the application of strict criteria, we obtained 23 articles and six patents containing meaningful definitions of smart furniture. Based on the results, smart furniture should be defined as designed, networked furniture that is equipped with an intelligent system or is controller operated with the user’s data and energy sources. Smart furniture needs to have the ability to communicate and anticipate a user’s needs using a plurality of sensors and actuators inside the user’s environment, resulting in user-adapted furniture. The research results and discussion presented in this paper are based on the recognition that the smart furniture research has great policymaking, technological, and economy potential while contributing to the user’s wellbeing and Quality of Life (QoL). This paper indicates that the collaboration between the ICT and social-economic research has to be initiated and consolidated in a sustainable way or in an environment that satisfies the needs expressed by the user.

Keywords

Smart furniture, furniture industry, wireless sensor networks, third age, sustainability, market research

Citation

O. Krejcar, P. Maresova, A. Selamat, F.J. Melero, S. Barakovic, J. Barakovic Husic, E. H. Viedma, R. Frischer, K. Kuca, “Smart Furniture as a Component of a Smart City—Definition Based on Key Technologies Specification,” in IEEE Access. 2019. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2927778

Journal Title

IEEE Access

Electronic ISSN

2169-3536

Publisher

IEEE

Impact Factor

4.098 (2018)

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