Intelligent Environments (IE) are spaces with embedded systems, information, and communication technologies, creating interactive spaces that bring computation into the physical world and enhance occupants experiences.
“Intelligent environments are spaces in which computation is seamlessly used to enhance ordinary activity. One of the driving forces behind the emerging interest in highly interactive environments is to make computers not only genuinely user-friendly but also essentially invisible to the user”.
IEs describe physical environments in which information and communication technologies and sensor systems disappear as they become embedded into physical objects, infrastructures, and the surroundings in which we live, travel and work.
The goal here is to allow computers to take part in activities where they have never previously been involved, and allow people to interact with computers via gesture, voice, movement, and context.