Ambient Intelligence

  • Collaborative networked devices integrated into smart spaces
  • Context-aware systems
  • Dynamic and distributed device networks (e.g. service discovery, auto-configuration)
  • Augmentation of physical objects with RFID, sensors and actuators
  • Application examples
    • Ambient assisted living (support of elderly or dependent people with activities of daily living)
    • Energy management in private and public spaces
    • Playful learning and life-long learning


  • Integration of devices for remote monitoring
  • Wearable computing of real-time monitoring of patient vital data
  • Videoconferencing for remote consulting and eCare
  • Mobile devices to collect patient health data
  • Management of electronic health records

Pervasive multimedia systems

  • Multimedia delivery and streaming techniques
  • Mobile content and application distribution networks
  • Multimedia QoS support for wired and wireless networks
  • Distributed services middleware and systems for multimedia communications
  • Home-networked entertainment
  • Web services for content distribution; distribution with P2P architectures


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Natividad Martínez Madrid
Internet Technologies
School of Informatics
Reutlingen University
Alteburgstr. 150
D-72762 Reutlingen (Germany)
Phone: +49 7121 - 271 4014
Fax: +49 7121 - 271 904014
Email: natividad.martinez[at]