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Wattom: Ambient Eco-feedback with Mid-air Input

Esteves, Augusto; Quintal, Filipe; Caires, F�bio; Baptista, V�tor; Mendes, Pedro


Augusto Esteves

Filipe Quintal

F�bio Caires

V�tor Baptista

Pedro Mendes


This paper presents Wattom, a highly interactive ambient eco-feedback smart plug that aims to promote a more sustainable use of electricity in the home. This paper describes our latest implementation of the Wattom plug, and three system applications. The first enables Wattom to power a connected device , and provide real-time feedback on the amount of electricity in the grid from renewable sources. The second enables users to schedule power events from their smart watches. Finally, the third application uses non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) to provide users with personal consumption information on multiple devices connected to a single Wattom plug. The paper concludes by presenting insights into the development and use of various iterations of the Wattom plug.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name EX.PAT'19
Start Date Jun 11, 2019
End Date Jun 14, 2019
Acceptance Date Mar 25, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 21, 2019
Publication Date Oct 21, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 26, 2019
Publicly Available Date Oct 21, 2019
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Book Title 2019 5th Experiment International Conference ('19)
Keywords Smart plug; wearables; ambient eco-feedback; ambient display; gestural input; motion matching
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Contract Date Mar 26, 2019


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