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Enabling Buildings’ Comfort Using Context-Aware Technologies: A Systematic Review of The Literature
In the study reported by this paper a systematic review was performed to identify relevant applications supported by context-aware technologies with impact in the comfort of the buildings’ occupants. Sixteen studies presenting context-aware systems with diverse aims were retrieved: visual comfort (six articles); thermal comfort (three articles); and multiple perspective comfort (seven articles). The context-aware components are diverse and include a broad range of sensing devices (i.e., to collect the identity, location and activity of the occupants and the environment conditions), reasoning mechanisms, and devices to generate proper reactions to optimize the buildings’ comfort.