Bosch IoT Lab @ HSG

August 4, 2014

Smart Individual Room Heating

Filed under: Smart Home — Thomas von Bomhard @ 12:09 pm

Smart Individual-Room Heating

Large amounts of energy are wasted due to unnecessary space heating in residential buildings, i.e. by heating rooms (or whole dwellings) even though residents do not occupy them. Several studies have shown that the major reason for this behaviour is the poor usability and understanding of current heating controls. For that reason, most people also prefer to adapt their thermal comfort by changing clothes or opening windows as their principal action, instead of adjusting the heating. Following the recent development of “smart” thermostats, we address the aforementioned challenges by developing an heating IS with better controls and comprehensive heating feedback to empower residents to adapt heating radiators in their rooms to their needs. In this work, we present the requirement analysis, implementation and field test evaluation of a novel smart individual room heating prototype. The system combines an intuitive user interface, supporting feedback and automation capabilities. We demonstrate that such a new generation of heating controls indeed improves usability and understanding and thereby leads to lower setpoints by 2-3° Celsius on average, which could enable significant energy savings.


Read the Papers

ecis 2016                                                 ecis




iot-conf       iot-conf-paper



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Thomas von Bomhard
Thomas von BomhardResearcher
Dominic Wörner
Dominic WörnerResearcher

Quantified Art

Filed under: Smart Home — Marcus Köhler @ 12:08 pm

Quantified Art

Indoor room-climate influences our everyday life. Regardless, we don´t control our room climate in an effective way, although we would be better off doing so.

Quantified Art introduces a radically new user interface. The system is an informative art system, equipped with standard room climate sensors for temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide. A display embedded in a standard art frame presents the current room climate on the basis of classical art. Changing room conditions are reflected in modifications to the painting in real-time. This allows users to control and manage their room climate more effective.


The IoT at School and at the CES in Las Vegas

“The Only Enemy of Art is…” Your Room Climate



An Art-Based IS for Improving Room-Climate

Design Science in Practice: Design and Evaluation of an Art Based Information System to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Schools


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Paul Rigger
Paul RiggerResearcher


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