- Have you ever been stranded at the train station in a foreign city, not knowing which way to turn?
- Are you among the risk group for cardiovascular disease?
- Do you check each food item in the supermarket very carefully because you are not allowed to eat certain ingredients or would prefer not to do so?
These three entirely different situations all have one thing in common: Ambient intelligence, that can help you.
The vision of ambient intelligence is one in which everything is networked to form an ‘intelligent environment’ that adapts to meet the user’s needs.
In order to make this vision a reality, several Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany have pooled their expertise in a Fraunhofer innovation initiative entitled ‘Intelligent Products and Environments’.
Under this initiative, scientists are developing demonstration platforms in the areas of health care assistance, smart logistics environments, and travel assistance. The demonstrators on display at CeBIT 2007 are just a few examples of how ambient intelligence could very soon be making life a little bit easier for all of us.
Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting the ‘mobile health assistant’ at the CeBIT fair in Hanover