Smart sofa greets sitters by name

University research has finally produced what we’ve all been dreaming of: furniture with a measureable IQ. Well, almost.

At Trinity College in Dublin, researcher Mads Haahr and his team are working on a context-aware mobile services (CAMS) project funded by Enterprise Ireland under the Informatics Programme. One of their inventions is a “smart couch,” which is actually a souped-up green psycho