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RE: [use cases] Integrated Home Automation, Demand Response and security

From: Léonie Watson <lwatson@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:09:53 -0000
To: "'Takuki Kamiya'" <tkamiya@us.fujitsu.com>, <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002001d06609$e9531760$bbf94620$@paciellogroup.com>
Is it possible to extend this use case to include accessibility?
Accessibility is an over-arching use case across the WoT, but it has
particular relevance within the area of home automation.

People with disabilities may find it difficult to interact with existing
home functions - like heating, security etc. People who are blind may
struggle to use hardware controls they cannot see, people with cognitive
difficulties may struggle to understand complex hardware controls, and
people with physical disabilities may not have the motor capability needed
to use hardware controls.

Through the WoT it will be possible to access these functions through
different means - apps on devices with screen readers, websites where speech
recognition tools can be used, or even for a trusted third party to manage
household functions on behalf of someone else.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Takuki Kamiya [mailto:tkamiya@us.fujitsu.com]
> Sent: 24 March 2015 05:39
> To: public-wot-ig@w3.org
> Subject: [use cases] Integrated Home Automation, Demand Response and
> security
> Hi,
> Below is Fujitsu's WOT use case contribution draft.
> I may need to update the style to fit the latest expected format.
> Thank you,
> Takuki Kamiya
> Fujitsu Laboratories of America
> Integrated Home Automation, Demand Response and security
> ===============================
> What is the user motivation for the use case
> ------------------------------------------------
> Many households nowadays use one or more of Home Automation service,
> Demand-Response (DR) service or Securities and more. For DR subscription
> and operation, a home gateway device communicates with an aggregator to
> shed energy use on when asked. Home automation, typically also with a
> home gateway, enables cloud-based monitoring and control of home devices
> based-on pre-defined rules that perform actions based on conditions or
> triggers such as weather forecast or push on doorbells.
> Security services also install sensors and provide cloud-based control of
> security features such as arming/disarming and monitoring.
> There is an increasing need to integrate those discrete services from
> different vendors harmoniously to increase the total benefit by
> them.
> How does this translate to a technical Description
> --------------------------------------------------
> Clear separation of roles between home gateway through which to manage
> devices
> and sensors at home, and management platform that enables mashed-up,
> coordinated
> cloud-based services. Each device and sensor connects to home gateway
> through
> various technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, etc.).
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