Ambient visualization of energy consumption information

  • Jože Guna University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Matevž Pogačnik University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Abstract

We present the eAMBI, an unobtrusive ambient visual interface for displaying the current electrical energy consumption information in real time. The system consists of a smart IP enabled electrical energy meter, a RaspberryPi embedded computer, a controllable colour led strip display and software components. Energy consumption data is stored on a service provider’s smartgrid data server. This information is conveyed to the users by using various colour patterns in a subtle, yet informative way. A dynamic VU-meter like ambient lighting visualization was selected. The system is installed in a typical home environment and allows the users to perceive their energy consumption in real-time in an unobtrusive way and thus help them change their behaviour and possibly habits.

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Published
2013-08-08
How to Cite
GUNA, Jože; POGAčNIK, Matevž. Ambient visualization of energy consumption information. International SERIES on Information Systems and Management in Creative eMedia (CreMedia), [S.l.], n. 2013/2, p. 37-42, aug. 2013. ISSN 2341-5576. Available at: <http://www.ambientmediaassociation.org/Journal/index.php/series/article/view/48>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2020.

Keywords

Energy monitoring; in-home display; ambient; HCI
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