How realistic are the Scenarios of pervasive Computing?

Thursday, 16. October 2003 | 10:00 Uhr


Michael Friedewald


Fraunhofer Institute Systems and Innovation Research ISI, DE


What is technically possible does not automatically sell in the marketplace. Michael Friedewald at the Fraunhofer Institute, Systems Engineering and Innovation Research, has examined what innovations of information technology are desired and accepted by consumers. On the basis of this “needs-driven innovation research“ he tries to estimate what applications of Pervasive Computing are promising and what are not so promising.

Michael Friedewald

Michael Friedewald (*1965) studied electrical engineering and economics at the Technical University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule – RWTH) in Aachen. In 1999 doctorate with a thesis on the History of Personal Computing, and awarded the Rudolf Kellermann Prize for the History of Engineering by the German Association of Engineers (VDI).


From 1999 scientific associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovatioon research (Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung) in Karlsruhe. His current fields of work include: scientific-technical trends in information and communications technology; analysis of market potential of new technologies; media utilization research. He as also written a future-oriented study on “Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life” for the European Commission.

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