This project develops methods for designing and evaluating inexpensive, mass-market home automation appliances for daily life that offer people integrated control and monitoring functions through two-way radio frequency transceiver chips. Low-cost pan-European availability, ease of use, reliability and a variety of functions will encourage uptake in a potentially vast EU market. Further innovation and growth in the business sector should follow, as well as co-operation between the manufacturing SME=92s. Marketing strategies will be targetted at influencing the pan-European distribution channels. Inter-operability of the chip with existing assistive devices and communication protocols (M3S) will be a central concern.