Design and Development of Real-time User Interface to Determine Surface Irregularity
The overall aim of the project is to design and develop a real-time user interface (UI) to allow immediate view of a road profile from the sensor device.
The application that has been created for this project was an intelligent smart house model that can control many electrical aspects of a house as well as obtaining the ability to fully interact with its users.
The application that has been created for this project was an intelligent smart house model that can control many electrical aspects of a house as well as obtaining the ability to fully interact with its users. The InterHome service has been integrated onto many devices and software platforms; however InterHome has not yet been modelled for the SUR 40 which opened up many opportunities for this project. One of the main aspects of this work was to utilise the ability of the SUR40 to recognise physical objects, it does this by examining the tags placed underneath each object which created a new unique user experience. Each tagged object represented a different control element of the house for example when a light bulb is placed onto the house model the lighting of each floor could be controlled.
The main user interface:
The main user interface was designed specifically for the Samsung SUR40 which as a device should give users the ability to interact with applications wherever they are located around the PixelSence table, with this in mind the interface allows full rotation. Interaction is restricted only to tagged objects which can be placed anywhere on the screen and supply users with a unique user experience.
A unique element was added to the application which is seen as a more advanced feature that adds a new dimension to home automation; this was the introduction of Geo fencing. This was achieved using Bing maps where a home owners GPS location is plotted using a device that they have on them, when the owner is in close proximity of the house automation events such as the lights turning on trigger.
Location based automation
Other automation methods that have been integrated are highlighted below:
Alarm system including CCTV