Date Added: Feb 2013
With the development of modern technology and Android Smartphone, Smart Living is gradually changing people's life. Bluetooth technology, which aims to exchange data wirelessly in a short distance using short-wavelength radio transmissions, is providing a necessary technology to create convenience, intelligence and controllability. In this paper, a new Smart Living system called home lighting control system using Bluetooth-based Android Smartphone is proposed and prototyped. First Smartphone, Smart Living and Bluetooth technology are reviewed. Second the system architecture, communication protocol and hardware design are described. Then the design of a Bluetooth-based Smartphone application and the prototype are presented. It is shown that Android Smartphone can provide a platform to implement Bluetooth-based application for Smart Living.