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Smart tablecloths - ambient feedback of domestic electricity consumption

Mitchell, Edmond and Coyle, Shirley and Doherty, Aiden R. and Smeaton, Alan F. and O'Connor, Noel E. and Diamond, Dermot (2010) Smart tablecloths - ambient feedback of domestic electricity consumption. In: iHCI 2010 - 4th Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference, 2-3 September 2010, Dublin, Ireland. ISBN 1872327885

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Abstract

In this work we discuss the topic of ambiently informing individuals of their home electricity usage, with the ultimate goal being to induce positive change and reduction in users’energy usage. We believe that simple ambient feedback, integrated into the surroundings as the colour of a home textile, may provide a powerful motivator in better raising awareness of electricity comsumption. This demonstrator shows the use of an illuminated colour-changing fabric to provide feedback on realtime energy use.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:home energy monitoring; ambient feedback; smart fabrics;
Subjects:Engineering > Materials
Engineering > Electronics
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Published in:Proceedings of the Fourth Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference (iHCI 2010). . Dublin City University. ISBN 1872327885
Publisher:Dublin City University
Official URL:http://www.clarity-centre.org/iHCI2010/
Copyright Information:© 2010 the authors
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:15682
Deposited On:10 Sep 2010 09:28 by Edmond Mitchell. Last Modified 10 Sep 2010 09:28

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