small plans: nanotechnology for the building industry

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Nanotech making smart homes a reality

Innovations in MEMS (MicroElectroMechnical Systems), nanomaterials and other emerging technologies are making smart homes a reality for the masses.

The January 2006 Bourne Report says that more sensors than ever are being adopted as a way to provide increased convenience to the consumer, with manufacturers of HVAC, lighting products and white goods among the first to adopt.

"Consumer-friendly products and approaches are what will truly drive the growth of this segment," said Marlene Bourne, Principal Analyst at Research and Markets, "and both MEMS and nanomaterials are playing a key role here." Photo MIT

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