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Chapter 20: Cognitive radio evolution > 20.4 Sensory Perception in the Evolving... - Pg. 603

20.4 Sensory Perception in the Evolving CRA 603 sentient home of the future may include video cameras and voice interaction to assist elderly residents in remembering whether they took their prescription drugs, removing a shoe from the stairs, turning off the stove, and performing other tasks that promote health and avoid accidents [759]. Other sentient space applications include child care [182], infotainment, and interactive games, where the wireless devices situated in the sentient space enhance the interactive experience. Usually in the United States there is a wireless point of sale terminal to check in your rental car at the airport. Although the parking lot with only such devices falls short of the sentient space vision, the application shows how wireless technologies move sensors and data entry from a desk, where it is convenient for the administrator, to the parking lot, where it is convenient for the user. The iCR architecture's emphasis on the user enables more aggressive redeployment of sensing, such as cognitive replacement of data entry and fiduciary with machine vision to reduce costs and enhance the commercial customer experience. Wireless networks meet several needs in commercial spaces, including low-cost deployment and removal, high mobility for the users, and modular evolution of the sentient space as medical and wireless technologies continue to advance. In part in response to industry interest in sentient spaces for elder care and agri- cultural robotics [760], the Object Management Group (OMG) developed specifica-