HouseGenie: Universal Monitor and Controller of Networked Devices on Touchscreen Phone in Smart Home
Touchscreen phone roaming with people features high accessibility and direct-manipulation interaction, regarded as one of the most convenient interfaces for daily life. In this paper, the authors present HouseGenie to leverage universal monitor and control of networked devices in smart home on touchscreen phone. By wirelessly communicating with an OSGi-based portal, which maintains all the devices through varied protocols (e.g. industrial standard UPnP or IGRS), HouseGenie facilitates universal home monitor and control: monitoring current status in panoramic view; direct manipulating single/multiple device(s) using pie-menu, list-mode and drag-drop gesture; easily controlling devices in several multi-modality ways.