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Smart Cities and Homes by Petros Nicopolitidis, Mohammad S Obaidat

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Chapter 2

Wireless sensor networks applications to smart homes and cities

A. Belghith*
M.S. Obaidat*    Department of Telecommunications, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia    Department of Computer and Information, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, United States

Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) provide several types of applications providing comfortable and smart-economic life. Energy saving minimizing the rare sources of energy, noise and atmospheric monitoring reducing the pollution, and healthcare monitoring helping the health are examples of important applications in WSNs.

Any application requires communication between the sensors and the different kinds of servers. This communication can be performed using three main access technology ...

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