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

From: Henny Swan <hswan@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:43:25 +0000
Cc: Takuki Kamiya <tkamiya@us.fujitsu.com>, public-wot-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <B90A21FD-86F5-4703-9BE7-7B129575ABD0@paciellogroup.com>
To: lwatson@paciellogroup.com
+1 for including accessibility into the use case. 

As some of you will already be aware the WoT’s Workshop in Berlin published a paper on Accessibility and the Web of Things which describes a number of use cases that cover the potential benefits and barriers for people with disabilities [1].


[1] Accessibility and the Web of Things (PDF) http://www.w3.org/2014/02/wot/papers/sajka.pdf

> On 24 Mar 2015, at 08:09, Léonie Watson <LWatson@PacielloGroup.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Léonie.
>> -----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
> orchestrating
>> 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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