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Mobile Device as a Smart Metering Display

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The presentation for the UMIC FMA Workshop, 26th of February 2010

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Mobile Device as a Smart Metering Display

  1. 1. UMIC Workshop on Future Mobile Applications, UMIC Research Center, Aachen Mobile Device as a Smart Metering Display Oleksandr Lobunets, Fraunhofer FIT oleksandr.lobunets@fit.fraunhofer.de February 26th 2010 Friday, February 26, 2010
  2. 2. Outline • Introduction • Technology evaluation • Case 1: Smart metering display • Case 2: Sensors ecosystem display • Conclusions Friday, February 26, 2010
  3. 3. Meters UI Friday, February 26, 2010
  4. 4. Interacting with meters Locating Reading Registering Images from: http://www.segodnya.ua/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/5057334.stm Friday, February 26, 2010
  5. 5. Usage data analysis Friday, February 26, 2010
  6. 6. Reading process Takes time, slow feedback, manual work, errors, annoying, less control... Friday, February 26, 2010
  7. 7. Smart Metering • Real-time or near-time registration usage • Remote and local meter reading • Remote services activation/deactivation • Tamper-detection • Data-storage • Advanced tariffs R van Gerwen, S Jaarsma, and K Wilhite. Smart metering. Leonardo-energy. org, Jan 2006. URL: http://www.helio-international.org/projects/ SmartMetering.Paper.pdf. Friday, February 26, 2010
  8. 8. Reading process Mobile display fits perfectly... Friday, February 26, 2010
  9. 9. Mobile display? • Everyone has a mobile/smart/PDA? • Reusing existing devices infrastructure • Handheld device as a “swiss-knife” • Advanced hardware and software platform • No additional deployment requirements • Costs / Fun Friday, February 26, 2010
  10. 10. Technology evaluation Friday, February 26, 2010
  11. 11. Case 1: Related works... SmartMeter Zaehlerstand MeterReadings MeterRead ...there are dozens of others Friday, February 26, 2010
  12. 12. Case 1: Users tasks View recent consumption What's happening number now?(Overview / Daily / Weekly / Dashboard) Monthly / Annual consumption number Visualize consumption numbers Specify tariffs View history (browse, View the costs compare, etc) Friday, February 26, 2010
  13. 13. SmartDisplay: The Concept Friday, February 26, 2010
  14. 14. SmartDisplay: Implementation • iPhone application • CoreData for data management • Replace networking with simulation • Data 2D visualization • Users interaction with data Friday, February 26, 2010
  15. 15. SmartDisplay: Demo Friday, February 26, 2010
  16. 16. SmartDisplay: Demo Friday, February 26, 2010
  17. 17. Case 2: Related works... Wattson/Holmes http://www.diykyoto.com/ CurrentState http://www.thegreenergrass.org/2008/02/ concept-current-state.html TED/TED-O-Meter http://code.google.com/p/tedometer/ Friday, February 26, 2010
  18. 18. BSCWSense: The Concept • Sensing ecosystem • Central point of data registration • QR-codes for recognizing sensors • Mobile application for monitoring Friday, February 26, 2010
  19. 19. BSCWSense: Implementation • iPhone application • ZXing for QR codes recognition (http://code.google.com/p/zxing/) • CoreData for data management • Data 2D visualization (http://code.google.com/p/s7graphview/) Friday, February 26, 2010
  20. 20. BSCW Sensor Objects BSCW Shared Workspaces http://www.bscw.de/english/product.html Friday, February 26, 2010
  21. 21. Testbed in FIT Hydra http://www.fit.fraunhofer.de/projects/mobiles-wissen/hydra_en.html Friday, February 26, 2010
  22. 22. BSCWSense: Reading Friday, February 26, 2010
  23. 23. BSCWSense: Monitoring Friday, February 26, 2010
  24. 24. Conclusions • Development tools • Prototyping (Balsamiq, OmniGraffle with Graffletopia stencils) • iPhone SDK, XCode, InterfaceBuilder • Data management concerns • XML, SQLite/ORMs, CoreData • Performance issues • Visualizations • Custom drawing • CorePlot • Extending S7GraphView • JavaScript Friday, February 26, 2010
  25. 25. Discussion / Further work • Technologies and platforms • Good opportunity to start a “holy war” • Going native vs. using Phonegap-like frameworks • Community/social features in Smart Metering Displays • Data management alternatives • iPad as a Smart Metering Display Friday, February 26, 2010
  26. 26. UMIC Workshop on Future Mobile Applications, UMIC Research Center, Aachen Thank you! Oleksandr Lobunets, Fraunhofer FIT oleksandr.lobunets@fit.fraunhofer.de February 26th 2010 Friday, February 26, 2010

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