Handy feedback : Connecting smart meters with mobile phones

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Energy Efficient Systems  
Author(s): Weiß, Markus; Graml, Tobias; Staake, Thorsten ; Mattern, Friedemann; Fleisch, Elgar
Other Contributing Persons: Milic-Frayling, Natasa; Häkkilä, Jonna; Crowcroft, Jon
Title of the compilation: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Corporate Body: 8th Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM), November 22-25 2009, Cambridge, UK,
Publisher Information: New York, NY, USA : ACM Press
Year of publication: 2009
Pages: 4
ISBN: 9781605588469
Language(s): English
Reducing their energy consumption has become an important objective for many people. Consumption transparency and timely feedback are essential to support those who want to adjust their behavior in order to conserve energy. In this work, we propose an interactive system that provides instantaneous feedback concerning the energy usage on household and device level. For that, we used and extended the capabilities of a smart electricity meter, built a web-based API to enable interoperability with other applications, and developed a mobile phone interface that allows users to monitor, control, and measure the consumption of single appliances. Our system illustrates a way how usage barriers can be lowered and how high user involvement can be created. By providing users the electricity feedback needed – in real-time and on device level – the system allows for identifying the biggest energy guzzlers and helps users decrease their energy consumption.
Type: Conferenceobject
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/3028
Year of publication: 25. February 2014