Smart-ring control for Smart-home ambience
|Titre du projet||Smart-ring control for Smart-home ambience|
|Cadre||Projets de spécialité|
|Page principale|| Projets de spécialité image
In the growth of the Internet of Things, everything is connected. Because of that, the smart home has been a very popular application. However, controlling the smart home is a complex task hidden behind the smart hub application on a smart home or tablet screen fixed on the wall. Because of the inconvenient controlling, we want to create a device to control the ambience of the room, such as lighting, heating, window folds, and music. To ease the control of these repetitive tasks, we propose Smart-ring control to control these properties.
The objective is to study whether a smart-ring control can have an impact on controlling ambience properties of a smart home compared to some state-of-the-art smart hub application currently used to control those properties. In this experiment, we will test the tasks based on lighting, heating, window fold, and music (with changing volume, play/pause, and skip song).
For the Smart-ring control, we designed a prototype where we have 2 rings fit in together, an Inner Ring and an Outer Ring. As shown in the picture below, the outer ring is a cylinder with a window gap in the middle, the inner ring is another cylinder and will be marked with different colors that indicate the active chosen property.
We design the smart-ring so that it will function as follows:
- Lighting: Rotation will change the value
- Heating: Rotation will change the value
- Window fold: Rotation will open/close the window fold
- Music: Rotation will change the volume, while one-tap indicate play/pause, and two-taps indicates skip a song.
We designed the smart-hub application will functions as follows: Fichier:Prototype-demo.mp4
We conducted this experiment in a Wizard-of-Oz type by faking the interaction.
In this experiment, we will conduct the test with 2 prototypes consecutively. One test will be with the smart-ring, followed by a test with the smart-hub application. To balance the test, we will make half of the participants doing the test in that order, and another half doing the test in reverse order (smart-hub first then smart-ring)
For each test, we will create an exact list of tasks to do. One list for smart-ring, one list for smart-hub application.
There are some surveys that we used in this test. After each test with one prototype, we asked the participants to fill in a survey based on the System Usability Scale (SUS). At the end of the test, we also have another survey to cover written feedback.
We conduct the experiment in a room where we have
- Lighting: will be controlled by a switch on a wall
- Heating: will be a monitor screen display fake temperature number
- Window fold: will be electronically controlled by a switch located on a wall
- Music: will be played on a laptop
Along with the experiment, we recorded the scene with users and their interactions so we can have good analyze afterward.