Project on Family, Control, and the Smart Home

Research areas

Human Assistance

Dual-income families face constant challenges as they attempt to address the conflicting repsonsibilities of work, school, family, and enrichment activities. These families often feel "controlled" by their rigid schedule that leave no free time, or they feel "out of control" when deviations in their routines cause cascading sets of breakdowns. Ths project focuses on the development of smart home systems that help families feel they are in control of their lives.

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