Toward visualising and controlling household electrical appliances

Latha Karthigaa Murugesan, Rashina Hoda, Zoran Salcic

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Energy consumption is a vital component in day-today life. Visualising energy consumption, recommending energy conserving strategies and, controlling the appliances are some of the widely considered means to motivate and/or to help end-users at household to conserve energy. However, the conventional energy visualisation applications have certain drawbacks, such as lack of energy consumption location, lack of controlling appliances based on energy-saving recommendations, etc. To overcome those, this research would accomplish a simulation model by designing the following: (i) visualisation engine, to visualise household electricity consumption, (ii) recommendation engine, to provide energy-saving recommendations to the end-users, (iii) control engine, to control the household appliances based on the recommendations, and (iv) integrate visualisation, recommendation and control engines. This research uses a combination of user-centred design and iterative development methods. Successful implementation of these objectives would provide a significant contribution to this inter-disciplinary research area and would serve to achieve higher energy savings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications
EditorsDonald Bailey, G. Sen Gupta, Serge Demidenko
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479964666
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications 2015 - Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 17 Feb 201519 Feb 2015
Conference number: 6th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications 2015
Abbreviated titleICARA 2015
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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  • energy consumption
  • household
  • power
  • system
  • visualisation

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