Many researchers are beginning to explore the potential of ubiquitous computing technologies and applications in the home environment. Discuss how the application themes of context awareness, automated capture and the continuous interaction of everyday computing are relevant to domestic life. Focus your answer on the challenges of family life or life for an aging population.
1. How far do technological factors limit what groupware can achieve at present? Suggest an example of groupware that is limited by factors other than technology
2. What are the two main architectures used for groupware systems? Identify the strengths and limitations of each and suggest how they can be resolved