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Control your home with augmented reality

Tovesson, Daniel LU (2020) MAMM01 20201
Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Abstract
As connected devices, or Internet of Things (IoT), are becoming increasingly more common in our homes we need a way to control them remotely. Remote control can be achieved with native applications created by the providers of these IoT devices which can result in you needing several applications to control your IoT devices. Furthermore, issues can arise when naming your IoT devices, e.g. if they are located close to each other it might be hard to separate them by name. Can a relatively new technology such as augmented reality (AR) be used to solve these problems? With AR you can add virtual objects to a real-world environment. By integrating virtual objects with the real-world environment it is easy to understand the context of where the... (More)
As connected devices, or Internet of Things (IoT), are becoming increasingly more common in our homes we need a way to control them remotely. Remote control can be achieved with native applications created by the providers of these IoT devices which can result in you needing several applications to control your IoT devices. Furthermore, issues can arise when naming your IoT devices, e.g. if they are located close to each other it might be hard to separate them by name. Can a relatively new technology such as augmented reality (AR) be used to solve these problems? With AR you can add virtual objects to a real-world environment. By integrating virtual objects with the real-world environment it is easy to understand the context of where the virtual objects are located. AR technology is developing at a high speed and with recent advances in Apple’s ARKit, it is getting more accessible by moving into our phones.
This thesis aims to explore how useful it would be to use AR on a mobile phone as a user interface for controlling IoT devices. A prototype where you can control connected light bulbs, a connected speaker, and a motion detector alarm was developed and evaluated in a user study with 20 test participants. The results show potential using AR to control your IoT devices but also indicate that the technology might not be mature in its current state. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Uppkopplade enheter, eller Internet of Things (IoT), blir alltmer vanliga i våra hem vilket resulterar i ett behov att fjärrstyra dem. Man kan åstadkomma detta via app- likationer som distribueras av tillverkarna av dessa IoT enheter, vilket kan resultera i att du behöver flertalet applikationer för att kontrollera dina IoT enheter. Problem kan också uppstå när man ska namnge sina IoT enheter, det kan till exempel vara svårt att separera dom med namn om de är placerade nära varandra. Kan en relativt ny teknologi som förstärkt verklighet (AR), augmented reality på engelska, användas för att lösa dessa problem? Med AR har man möjligheten att lägga till virtuella element i en verklig miljö vilket gör att det är lätt att förstå i kontexten... (More)
Uppkopplade enheter, eller Internet of Things (IoT), blir alltmer vanliga i våra hem vilket resulterar i ett behov att fjärrstyra dem. Man kan åstadkomma detta via app- likationer som distribueras av tillverkarna av dessa IoT enheter, vilket kan resultera i att du behöver flertalet applikationer för att kontrollera dina IoT enheter. Problem kan också uppstå när man ska namnge sina IoT enheter, det kan till exempel vara svårt att separera dom med namn om de är placerade nära varandra. Kan en relativt ny teknologi som förstärkt verklighet (AR), augmented reality på engelska, användas för att lösa dessa problem? Med AR har man möjligheten att lägga till virtuella element i en verklig miljö vilket gör att det är lätt att förstå i kontexten vart de olika virtuella elementen är placerade. AR teknologi utvecklas i en hög takt och med de framsteg som Apple gjort med deras ARKit blir teknologin alltmer tillgänglig genom att flytta in i våra telefoner.
Målet med denna uppsats är att utvärdera hur användbart det är att använda AR på en mobiltelefon för att kontrollera IoT enheter. En prototyp där man kan kontrollera uppkopplade lampor, en uppkopplad högtalare och ett rörelsealarm har utvecklats och utvärderats i en användarstudie med 20 testpersoner. Resultatet visar potential i an- vändandet av AR för att kontrollera IoT enheter men visar också att teknologin kanske inte är mogen nu i sin nuvarande form. (Less)
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author
Tovesson, Daniel LU
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course
MAMM01 20201
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Augmented reality, Internet of Things, Smart homes, ARKit, Interaction design, User-Centered Design
language
English
id
9008491
date added to LUP
2020-05-27 12:27:35
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This thesis aims to explore how useful it would be to use AR on a mobile phone as a user interface for controlling IoT devices. A prototype where you can control connected light bulbs, a connected speaker, and a motion detector alarm was developed and evaluated in a user study with 20 test participants. The results show potential using AR to control your IoT devices but also indicate that the technology might not be mature in its current state.},
  author       = {Tovesson, Daniel},
  keyword      = {Augmented reality,Internet of Things,Smart homes,ARKit,Interaction design,User-Centered Design},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Control your home with augmented reality},
  year         = {2020},
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