How do people interact with new technologies in their homes, and what does this mean for how we may need to regulate the industry?

Background

Key areas here are developing our understanding of the drivers of behaviour across the industry, and the benefits and potential risks that technological change may bring.

Next steps

The lead contacts are: Lesley Smith, Senior Principal Research Officer, Analysis, Research and Co-ordination Unit, Analysis and Data Directorate: Lesley.Smith@levellingup.gov.uk and David Hughes, Head of the Chief Scientific Adviser’s office: psChiefScientificAdviser@levellingup.gov.uk.

Source

This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

DLUHC Areas of research interest GOVUK

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    The project focuses on engaging older people with technology in their homes, which partially addresses the interaction aspect of the question.

  • Home Hub-of-all-Things (HAT) as Platform for Multi-sided Market powered by Internet-of-Things: Opportunities for New Economic & Business Model

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    Why might this be relevant?

    The project explores the use of home-hub technology and data from sensors to develop new economic models, which partially addresses the interaction with new technologies and potential regulation aspects of the question.

  • Teesside University and Norscot Joinery Limited

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    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: University of Teesside

    Why might this be relevant?

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    Funded by: EPSRC

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  • Flicktek for IoT and Home Automation

    We are Flicktek, the company that developed the first sensor to recognise finger movements and gestures. The sensor can be embedded into any bracelet or watch strap. Wearing this sensor currently allows the user to inter...

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  • IDInteraction: Capturing Indicative Usage Models in Software for Implicit Device Interaction

    The IDInteraction project asks: can we exploit models of human behaviour to move away from direct, unambiguous user commands, towards seamless user-device interaction? It will investigate and develop the techniques to ca...

    Funded by: EPSRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Manchester

  • Future Everyday Interaction with the Autonomous Internet of Things

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  • AAL-WELL Ambient Assistive Living Technologies for Wellness, Engagement and Long Life

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