Apple patent describes a true smart home that can configure itself

An Apple patent application published today describes how a true smart home can configure itself.

Anyone who has already set up new smart home devices to know that, even with HomeKit, it can be tedious and sometimes frustrating. When you add a physical smart light switch, for example, ask the application to which the light(s) controls is not the most user-friendly experiences…

The patent application is dense, and it has the prosaic title, ‘Object tracking and authentication using modular wall units.” You need to get some way before the full potential of what Apple describes becomes apparent.

The context explains the problem to solve.

The patent talks a lot about ways to automatically detect the presence and location of inanimate objects, such as sofas, as well as people, and it is not immediately obvious why it would need to do this. The reasoning becomes clear later on.

The configuration of the smart home can present many challenges. For example, the differentiation of brands and their conflicts between each other, the difference in connectivity and communication protocols, wiring and connector types of hardware/software configurations, and general system can be intimidating for the average consumer. Even the technology savvy enthusiasts can be challenged by the non-intuitive and often frustrating, laborious process of setting up a fully integrated system of the smart home. In addition, the smart home, the networks often need to be reconfigured, sometimes widely, as old equipment is replaced with new equipment. Despite the many benefits of this smart home technology brings to society, there is a need of smart home systems that can allow consumers to more easily customize, scale, and reconfigure their homes in a more effortless and so easy to understand.

In other words, if you install a smart light switch in the dining room, the system automatically configures to control the dining room lights. It would simply request your permission to do so.

The configuration of the smart home can present many challenges. For example, the differentiation of brands and their conflicts between each other, the difference in connectivity and communication protocols, wiring and connector types of hardware/software configurations, and general system can be intimidating for the average consumer. Even the technology savvy enthusiasts can be challenged by the non-intuitive and often frustrating, laborious process of setting up a fully integrated system of the smart home. In addition, the smart home, the networks often need to be reconfigured, sometimes widely, as old equipment is replaced with new equipment. Despite the many benefits of this smart home technology brings to society, there is a need of smart home systems that can allow consumers to more easily customize, scale, and reconfigure their homes in a more effortless and so easy to understand.

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